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Victims formed a key part of the Queen’s speech as she outlined the Government’s priorities for the year ahead.

With John Campion returning to office as the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, he has welcomed victims and reducing crime being a key part of just some of the laws highlighted.

PCC John Campion said: “I am delighted to see that cutting crime, protecting individuals and improving the experience of victims and witnesses was a key part of the Government’s agenda in the Queen’s speech. As Police and Crime Commissioner I will be continuing to put victims and witnesses first to ensure they receive the support they need. It is therefore pleasing to see a draft Victims Bill and a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy outlined.

“The recent passing of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 was a great success and I hope to see that happen with the aforementioned subjects. We have heard in recent months how important these subjects are for the public and I will play my part in backing these, ensuring voices are heard and see that we ultimately do what’s right for those affected.”

Issued on: Wednesday 12th May