Cash boost for services helping to fight crime

THOUSANDS of pounds is being pumped into organisations in a bid to cut crime and help victims.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 6:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:09 am

Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner Michael Lane has handed out money to five organisations in the area.

Portsmouth domestic violence charity Aurora New Dawn will get £63,000 for an Armed Forces Advocate to help forces families with domestic abuse.

Safer Portsmouth Partnership, run by the city council, will get £65,000 to tackle reoffending in its drug intervention scheme.

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Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service is to get £21,000 for telephone counselling.

Havant-based Southern Domestic Abuse Service will get £2,000 to aid its Freedom programme to help women break free of abuse.

And Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy will get £12,000 to help victims of crime get their confidence back. Welcoming the news, Portsmouth South MP Flick Drummond said: ‘These grants are really good news for these superb initiatives.’