West Mercia boss vows to oppose merger
The Chief Constable of West Mercia Police will continue to oppose the merger of the West Mercia force into a West Midlands superforce.
West Mercia is the best performing force in England and Wales despite covering one of the largest geographical areas, most of which is rural and being the lowest funded police force in England and Wales.
The Chief Constable has said that he may go to court, the Commons and/or the House of Lords if the British government attempt to force West Mercia to be incorporated into the new West Midlands superforce.
It's no co-incidence that the West Midlands superforce fits neatly into the West Midlands region. How long before all services are controlled by unelected regional assemblies?