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About £200,000 made from crime is to be handed out to volunteer and community groups.

Police and crime commissioner Anthony Stansfeld revealed the amount of the Policy Property Act Fund available for this year on Monday.

The pot, which is jointly managed by Thames Valley Police’s PCC and the Chief Constable Sara Thornton, is made up of money recovered from criminals and from the sale of stolen items in police auctions which cannot be returned to their owners.

The force intends to have two rounds of bids with the first closing at midnight on Sunday, June 22.

The PCC said applications were encouraged from groups that helped police cut crime. For more information visit thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk

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