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By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

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Communities across the West Country are being asked to set their own list of restorative sanctions for low-level crime.

Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg yesterday launched a consultation on punishments for offences such as graffiti and antisocial behaviour.

Mr Hogg wants the public to contribute on a new government initiative – the Community Remedy – which is billed as putting victims at the heart of any punishment of offenders.

A list of reparations could include measures from a written or verbal apology to the perpetrator signing an acceptable behaviour contract or repairing damage to property or cleaning graffiti.

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Mr Hogg said: "I'd urge everyone with a community conscience to engage in this consultation."

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  • StanStill  |  May 20 2014, 12:58PM

    Is Hogg going to waste another £200,000 on consultations. This man has cost ten times more than the old Police Authority did, he loves to spend taxpayers money.

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