The number of police officers on patrol at night in East Kent has caused a senior lawyer to speak out about their declining number. 

The figures were realsed by a Freedom of Information request and prompted the warning from the lawyer.

This is Kent report: 

A LACK of police response cars available at night is leaving tens of thousands of people vulnerable to crime.

That is the view of top defence lawyer, Hugh Roberts, who fears Kent Police’s budget “has been skewed to pay for bureaucrats and not policemen.”

The force has twice refused to answer Freedom of Information requests by this paper asking how many response cars are available at night.

You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.