West Mercia Police issued nearly three cautions a day in the county during the 21 months up until last month, with 871 being issued in Telford & Wrekin, and 805 across the rest of the county.

Those given a caution escape having to go to court and it does not show up on their record as a criminal conviction.

Officers today insisted the measure was only used after an investigation and when it was considered “proportionate”.

Reported by The Shropeshire Star. You can read the full story here. 

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