THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson is not standing for re-election.

Mr Macpherson, who was first elected in 2012 and then re-elected in 2016, is going to be stepping down in May 2020 once a new PCC has been chosen by the public.

He said: "As we enter another decade I feel it’s the right time to let another person, with their own energy and vision, continue the good work which I and my office have done so far.

"I have served the people of Wiltshire and Swindon as their PCC for nearly eight years and in that time I have made many changes to Wiltshire Police to improve its efficiency and to make it match fit for the 21st century.

"In addition, I have been passionate about bolstering services for those caught up in the criminal justice system, vulnerable people and victims of crime."

"I believe I have accomplished many of the aims which I set out to achieve within the Police and Crime plan, but there is always more to do and I remain fully committed to my role over the next 12 months," added Mr Macpherson.

"When I leave in a year’s time I want to make sure I leave with things in the best shape possible for whoever succeeds me so they can continue to build on the important role of Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon - representing the public on policing and crime matters.