This statement comes from the Office of the Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner

The Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC) for County Durham and Darlington, Ron Hogg, is unwell. He has therefore written to the Chair of the Police and Crime Panel to ask that the Panel consider appointing an acting Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the functions of the PCVC will continue to operate across County Durham and Darlington, at a crucial time for policing.

The Police and Crime Panel will meet today (20th September 2019) to consider the request.

Ron has received good wishes from a large number of people recently, and he wishes to express his thanks.