THREE new members have recently joined West Mercia Police's 'We Don't Buy Crime' team.

Thanks to funding from West Mercia police and crime commissioner, John Campion, the team which aims to prevent crimes such as burglary and theft, has welcomed the new members – two co-ordinators and an administrator – in the hope of making communities safer.

The new members join Sgt Ram Aston, two field intelligence officers and a technical engineer.

And next month two new vulnerability and exploitation trainers will also join the team strengthening its numbers even more.

Mr Campion said: "I made a commitment to make communities safer, so I am pleased to welcome the new co-ordinators.

"The We Don't Buy Crime initiative has already proven to be a success, so with a strengthened team it is only right that we will see the impact strengthen too – ultimately reducing the number of people affected by burglary."

Chief superintendent Tom Harding said: "We Don't Buy Crime essentially aims to put criminals out of business and prevent crimes such as burglary and theft and the associated harm that can bring.

"The investment from John Campion will mean we can strengthen our response even more and do even more to help prevent people from becoming a victim of crime."