Thousands of local offenders to be supervised by private firms

Thousands of Humberside's convicted criminals could soon be supervised by G4S and Serco, as the Coalition Government privatises the Probation Service.

Many of these offenders are guilty of serious crimes including robbery, sex attacks and burglaries.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed the number of offenders currently being supervised by highly trained professional probation officers that will be off-loaded to private companies.

In the Humberside area, that means that 4,944 offenders in the hands of the likes of G4S and Serco.