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Johnson to give CPS extra £85m over the next two years

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
12th Aug 19 10:00 am

Boris Johnson has said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are to receive an extra £85m over the next two years to tackle the rise in violent crime.

Johnson said that dangerous criminals must be taken off the streets with punishments to “fit the crime” and Downing Street said this will help staff respond to the “explosion of digital evidence” in the rise of crime.

Max Hill QC the director of public prosecutions said the injection of money into the CPS has come at a “crucial time.”

HE said, “Our work is changing, and this new funding will provide the increased capacity to enable us to respond effectively to challenging trends we currently face.”

The BBC’s political correspondent, Jonathan Blake said that Johnson’s focus on law and order will add to the speculation that Downing Street are preparing for a general election.

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