Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Wilkinson said: “Our residents deserve the best possible police service and I will continually challenge Wiltshire Police to deliver that on their behalf.
“Wiltshire’s Chief Constable has been very clear in this instance these failures will have impacted some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.
“My primary concern will always be for them - those victims, or potential victims – and ensuring Wiltshire Police has the right amount of people and resources on hand to offer immediate help and support to those most at risk.
“Chief Constable Roper’s open and honest approach to informing communities, and subsequent apology, has my total support but we know many people have been badly let down and these failures may have contributed to at least two people being harmed. I remain appalled and horrified by this.
“However, I would still urge people who think they are risk to come to Wiltshire Police for help. I have been reassured by the Chief Constable’s leadership and the swift implementation of a robust review, which has ensured the Force’s focus will consistently remain on keeping victims safe from further harm and protecting those at risk of becoming potential victims.”