Statement from Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston in response to the Home Affairs Select Committee Report

Mr Johnston commented:

"I would like to reiterate that the interests of the communities of Gwent have, and always will be, at the forefront of my decisions and that at all times I act within the relevant legislation. I also want to reassure members of the public that I will be moving to appoint a new Chief Constable at the beginning of September and in the meantime, I will work with the temporary Chief Constable Jeff Farrar to ensure the Force has the stability and leadership required, to continue to provide a police service for Gwent which meets the needs of the communities of Gwent"