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Victims of Crime Asked to Help Dorset Police


8:03am 15th January 2014

Victims of crime in Dorset are being encouraged to come forward to and talk about their ordeal.

Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has organised a special forum so he can learn from their experiences and feedback to the Force.

He says it's all about ensuring the needs of victims in Dorset are being met.

"In my last forum, one of those people who told me their story I took to the Chief Constable and they had a face to face meeting. As a result change has now taken place inside Dorset Police and inside other agencies. So these forums are a really good way of giving me a flavour of what's going wrong and I can deal with it."

PCC Underhill is passionate about helping people;

"If I was buried tomorrow I'd hope my gravestone would say he tried to make it better for victims. That's what I'm about and that's the key drive. Cutting crime means fewer victims. We need to get better at helping them."

The Victims Forum takes place at the Corn Exchange in Dorchester next Thursday 23rd January.

To find out more, register to attend the focus group or to book a surgery appointment , please contact Susan Bickle, Community Engagement Officer, on 01202 223743, or by email :

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