The cost of running the office of West Mercia’s police commissioner will run to almost three-quarters of a million pounds this year, it was revealed today.

The budget for staffing the office of West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner Bill Longmore is £730,000 for 2013/14.

Police commissioners were set up to cut down on costly bureaucracy in police forces.

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