Greater Manchester Police and New Charter ...... Just Good friends.
The numerous links between GMP and New Charter have been documented in numerous posts on this blog and on other local blogs. Yet another has come to light thanks to a Freedom of Information request to GMP.
The request involved the identity of the firm(s) used by GMP for emergency boarding up and glazing. That is, those companies who secure those premises raided by GMP for drugs, fugitives etc etc.
It can be revealed that only one firm is used by GMP. It is used on a force wide basis. And it is chosen by competitive tendering.
That firm is New Charter Building Services.
How much this contract is worth is not known....yet. But watch this space.