Crown Prosecution Service budget cuts are a threat to our communities

Plaid Cymru's Police and Crime Commissioner candidate pledges to fight against Tory cuts to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Responding to concerns raised in the national media that cuts to the Crown Prosecution Service could lead to miscarriages of justice, Plaid Cymru's candidate for Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn said:

“The CPS plays a crucial role in making our communities safer and bringing wrongdoers to justice, and it’s important that the service is properly resourced to do that job.  However Tory budget cuts to the service is making it more and more difficult for lawyers to deliver that service.

"Plaid Cymru has consistently opposed the Tory government’s drive to dismantle our public services and continues to work to make our communities safer.

"The work of our MPs in fighting the UK Government’s austerity agenda is an important part of this and we need a local Police Commissioner that will do the same.

"Everyone in our communities has the right to feel safe and the right to justice, but these budget cuts are stripping away the ability to deliver that by centralising offices and closing courts.  We have already seen the closure of the CPS office in Carmarthen resulting in Dyfed Powys Police officers having to travel to Swansea for case conferences and meetings.”

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