THAMES Valley Police (TVP) will receive £1.94 million to help tackle serious violence.

Sajid Javid has allocated a total funding pot if £100 million across 18 police forces across the country.

The Home Secretary was responding to calls for the Government to reduce serious violence among young people.

He said: “I’ve been doing everything in my power to ensure we have the strongest possible response to tackle violent crime - and law enforcement plays a key role in this.

“This money means forces can take urgent action, including more officers on duty in the worst affected areas.

“It takes a collective effort to tackle violent crime and I’ll continue to work closely with police and partners to end this senseless bloodshed.”

The boost coincides with the force’s plans to recruit additional officers to bolster the front line in the fight against crime.