News brought issue to fore

Portsmouth Conservative group leader Donna Jones, police minister Nick Hurd, Hampshire police and crime commissioner Michael Lane, Hampshire chief constable Olivia Pinkney and Portsmouth city council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson'''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180524-0106)

Police minister urged to fund Portsmouth’s fight to turn children away from crime - as figures show more than three are involved in assaults every day

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PANEL members said they were ‘inundated’ by concerns from residents over plans to boost the commissioner’s office by £440,000.

Several members said the issue was raised with them only following The News’ front page on Tuesday.

No-one surveyed was told of the office budget hike.