Increase in complaints against Hampshire police

THE number of complaints against police in the county has increased, a police watchdog has revealed.

Thursday, 21st September 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:34 am

Complaints recorded by the Independent Police Complaints Commission went from 868 in 2015/16 to 931 in 2016/17.

The force declined to comment.

Sussex police saw an increase, up 19 to 935.

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IPCC figures show the number of allegations overall went up to 1,604 from 1,546.

IPCC chairwoman Dame Anne Owers said: ‘The public needs to have a high level of confidence in the police complaints system.’

The IPCC said handling was ‘inconsistent’ across the UK.