3 May 2023

Greater Manchester Police making ‘disproportionate arrests’

North of England Correspondent

An investigation by Channel 4 News has uncovered serious concerns among serving officers at Greater Manchester Police who’ve told this programme they’re taking “unacceptable risks” and that “dozens of inappropriate and disproportionate” arrests are being made every week.

It comes amid the current Chief Constable’s drive to double arrest figures which has been one of the key factors in getting the force out of special measures.