Devon and Cornwall’s police commissioner has been criticised for spending more than £7,000 on promotional materials that include lip balms, magnets and sweets.

Tony Hogg spent £7,617 in 16 months on products to publicise his work, a BBC Freedom of Information request found.

Critics said the money could have been better spent.

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