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Police are “glorified security guards” of the fracking industry

NORTH Wales Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Arfon Jones says the Police have become the “glorified security guards” of the fracking industry. Unless the “well-funded” fracking industry is prepared to foot the entire bill, Mr Jones believes police officers should not be present at any of the demonstrations at drilling sites across the UK. In the first full set of answers to the #wedemandtherights campaign‘s 16 questions put to all 42 PCCs, Mr Jones said: “All forces are under pressure and we can ill afford to provide glorified security guards to police a practice that many of the public we…

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