Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed news that the 15p charge to make a 101 call to the police is to be dropped.
The Home Office has announced calls to the non-emergency number will be free from April next year.
Lincolnshire PCC Marc Jones described it as ‘superb news’.
He said in a tweet this morning: “ Superb news! Announcement that @ukhomeoffice investing £5m from April 2020 to make calling 101 free.
“Charging 15p to report crime, provide information or highlight abuse is simply wrong and I’m over the moon to see this change.”