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Academy wins award

30 November 2012

A NEW Church of England-sponsored academy in the Marches has received a special police award in recognition of its anti-crime design.

The Hereford Academy opened last year, and has now been awarded the Association of Chief Police Officers' Secured by Design award for including "high-quality innovative products and processes which are proven to reduce the risk of crime and the fear of crime" in its construction.

Superintendent Ivan Powell, of West Mercia Police, said: "The school has greatly reduced its chances of being a target for crime and anti-social behaviour, and the associated cost that goes with such incidents."

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