THE Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police has congratulated the county's newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner.

“I wish to congratulate Angus Macpherson as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon," he said.

"Wiltshire Police is an excellent Force with dedicated and hard-working officers and staff and a good history of performance showing a reduction in overall crime over the last five years.

“The aim for Wiltshire Police remains one of reducing crime and anti social behaviour and keeping it one of the safest counties in the country.

“I look forward to working alongside Angus Macpherson, when he takes up office on November 22, to shape a programme of work to help enable him to deliver his manifesto and priorities, as we continue to protect the public of Wiltshire and Swindon.”