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Help to steer military #veterans away from #crime

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said soldiers can face difficulties adapting to civilian life.

A special fund has been set up to provide a helpline service for armed services veterans.

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe, said the project had the potential to

“make a very real difference to the lives of our veterans, reducing re-offending and making our communities safer”.

“As someone who has spent more than 25 years with the Territorial Army and as the current chairman of the Warwickshire Army Benevolent Fund, I am all too aware of the difficulties servicemen and women can experience in adjusting to civilian life once their military career has ended,” he said.

“For some it can be a downwards spiral, leaving them both vulnerable to becoming victims of crime and also to becoming an offender.”

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (584 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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