West Midlands Police in £1m compensation payouts to public - Express and Star

The TaxPayers' Alliance raised concerns over the 'huge amount of money' that was not 'going into front-line policing'.

Alex Wild, research director at the Alliance, said: "This is a huge amount of money that is not going into front-line policing at a time when savings have to be made.

"Of course mistakes will be made from time to time and those who have been wrongfully arrested or falsely imprisoned are entitled to compensation, but forces really must minimise their errors and ensure that any pay outs aren't excessive."

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West Midlands Police in £1m compensation payouts to public - Express and Star
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