WARRINGTON South MP Andy Carter praised the recruitment of police officers in the county in the House of Commons.

He was speaking during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday lunchtime.

But he was given a dressing down by Speaker Lindsay Hoyle for taking too long over his question, being told his 'friendship will dwindle if you carry on like that'.

Mr Carter name checked constituents in Chapelford, Penketh, Great Sankey and Appleton for saying they want to see more police tackling anti-social behaviour and issues like domestic abuse and burglary.

He added: "Thanks to the initiatives of the excellent crime commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer and sustained recruitment from the new chief constable, the hard work of our police officers is paying off with almost a 50 per cent increase in arrests for domestic abuse in Cheshire over the last 12 months.

"Can the PM update the house on how many police officers have been recruited across Cheshire and the rest of the UK since he became the PM."

However he was drowned out by MPs before he could finish his question, prompting Speaker Lindsay Hoyle to get involved.

He said: "Other members do want to get in. The longer the question, the less they will get in. Your friendship will dwindle if you carry on like that."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "Very briefly, 30,576 more police officers, 200 more in Cheshire, and they are cutting neighbourhood crime already by 31 per cent. Our streets are getting safer as a result."