Cash windfall for Suffolk police

SUFFOLK police will be awarded almost £48,000 from assets seized from criminals, it has emerged.The Government announced that constabularies across England and Wales will receive millions of pounds from property recovered between July and September last year.

SUFFOLK police will be awarded almost £48,000 from assets seized from criminals, it has emerged.

The Government announced that constabularies across England and Wales will receive millions of pounds from property recovered between July and September last year.

Suffolk Constabulary will be given £47,729 as part of the £4.4m being handed out nationwide.

The scheme allows police and recovery agencies to retain half of all cash they seize from criminals.

Vernon Coaker, the Home Office minister for crime reduction, said: “Seizing money from criminals takes the profit out of crime and a share of it goes straight back to the police force that confiscated it to be spent on local crime fighting priorities.

“In just three months the police and other agencies have recovered £30m from criminals.”

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