Police officer Don’t investigate if doors and windows were left open


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Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay made the comment to students (Picture: Leicestershire Police)

A senior police officer has been criticised for suggesting some burglaries should not be investigated if doors and windows have been left open.

Phil Kay, assistant chief constable of Leicestershire Police, said he would ‘far rather’ officers could focus on preventing crime and protecting the public than spending their time investigating break-ins where carelessness may have played a role.

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