Police and crime commissioner John Campion held a meeting to discuss progress on safeguarding children across West Mercia.

The Assurance and Accountability meeting took place on March 13.

It allowed Mr Campion to challenge temporary chief constable, Alex Murray, on the implementation of recommendations.

All 13 recommendations set out in a 2022 independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Telford were covered in the session.

John Campion said: "I have heard from victims and survivors about the devastating pain child sexual exploitation has caused and still causes across the three counties.

"This meeting was an opportunity to ensure West Mercia Police is doing all it can to tackle this evil and ensure victims not only have the confidence to come forward but receive the service they expect and deserve.

"Whilst I am reassured about the significant changes that have rightly been made by West Mercia Police, it’s clear there’s more that needs to be done.

"I am committed to ensuring the force has the resources it needs to keep making strides forward, that those with lived experience continue to shape progress and the significant mistakes made in the past are not repeated."

The meeting was filmed and can be viewed on the West Mercia PCC YouTube channel.