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£75,000 a year but nothing to say about fracking

AFTER 25 hours and 10 minutes the #wedemandtherights campaign has its first response from a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to its set of 16 detailed questions concerning the recent INEOS High Court injunctions and the policing of fracking demonstrations. In answer to our 831-word covering letter and question set, John Campion (Conservative), Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police, responded in just 14 words – nine of which merely confirmed his identity: “The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, has no comment on this.” Mr Campion – who promised in his 2016 election that he would be a…

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