COMMANDER of the Moorlands Local Policing Team, Inspector Mark Thorley, has defended his officers after policing came under fire from Cheadle Town Council.
Insp Thorley spoke at a meeting of the council in the wake of anger from councillors over the police response to vandalism at Tean Road recreation ground.
The reaction followed a report in the Times and Echo on Wednesday, September 5, of a town council meeting the previous Monday at which councillors had lambasted officers over policing at the rec.
Insp Thorley, who attended a full council meeting on Monday, September 17 along with Cheadle Police’s Sgt Andy Bland, told councillors: “I thought it was important that I come following misplaced concerns that have caused sensationalised headlines in the press.
“The people that work for me, most of them have worked here for many, many years.
“You won’t get more passionate and committed officers.
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