Terrorism tops public concerns at police forum

PUBLISHED: 17:00 29 June 2017

Sue Mountstevens

Sue Mountstevens

Copyright: Freia Turland

Terrorism and child protection concerns figured among topics discussion when two of Avon and Somerset Constublary’s leaders faced the Weston-super-Mare public.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens and Chief Constable Andy Marsh spoke at the latest North Somerset Forum in Weston last week.

While there, they took questions from the floor, which saw people quiz the duo on steps taken to tackle terrorism, fly-tipping, mental health, speeding and support for vulnerable children in schools.

Ms Mountstevens said: “I want to have honest and open conversations with people about their police service.

“Understandably those who attended had concerns about the recent atrocities across the country. The Chief Constable and I took the opportunity to reassure them we are doing all we can to keep our local communities safe, while reaching out to local MPs and the Home Office with our concerns about resourcing and need for extra funding.”

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