Conservative Goes one step further with increased Funding for police forces to tackle serious violent crime.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that £12.4 million will be distributed to 18 forces dealing with high levels of violent crime.
It comes after £51 million was announced for the forces before Easter for additional officer deployments, improved intelligence, and short-term operational actions such as targeting habitual knife carriers.
Around a third of the funding - £35 million - will support the setting up of violence reduction units (VRUs) and other preventative activity across the country. VRUs are a multi-agency approach bringing together police, health agencies, local government, and community representatives to tackle violent crime and its underlying causes.
The Greater Manchester Police funding allocation is £4.8m.