West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner on the High Court judgement received today on the judicial review brought by former Chief Constable Mark Gilmore (14 Nov 2017)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner's statement on High Court judgement on judicial review brought by former Chief Constable Mark Gilmore

PCC Mark Burns-Williamson said: "I welcome this clear judgement today (TUE) which dismisses the judicial review claim against me made by the former Chief Constable Mark Gilmore.

"As West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, I have consistently worked in the best interests of West Yorkshire Police and the people we all serve.

"I am pleased that the judgement today means that I can re-focus my efforts on supporting our dedicated police officers and staff working to help keep West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.

"Later on today I am going to be in Westminster talking to West Yorkshire MPs about the need for more government resources for our police service. With that in mind I am reassured that Mr Gilmore rather than the tax payers of West Yorkshire, will be paying for the costs of bringing this case."

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