South Yorkshire Police chief calls for an end to protests
South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton has called for an end to protests which have cost his force £4 million over the last three years.
He said funds and resources to protect victims of crime are being absorbed by the constant demand to police protests.
Council chiefs back police calls for an end to protests in South Yorkshire
Rotherham Council chiefs have backed police calls for an end to protests which have so far cost £4 million to police.
This morning South Yorkshire Police Chief Constable David Crompton announced that he is to look to the law for a way of ending far-right protests.
South Yorkshire Police hit out at Rotherham protests
South Yorkshire Police have claimed demonstrations against failures to adequately investigate child abuse are costing the force too much money.
The force has policed 20 protests since 2012, including 14 in Rotherham where a report found 1,400 girls were sexually exploited from 1997-2013.
The chief constable and the crime commissioner (PCC) dubbed the protests “unhelpful” and say they should stop.
But one protest group said they had a right to highlight police “failings”.
£4m cost of Rotherham protests prompts police legal advice
SOUTH Yorkshire Police is taking legal advice to prevent town centre protests which have cost the force £4 million in three years.
That figure does not include subsequent investigations, with last weekend’s Wellgate disorder currently taking up the time of nine officers.
Chief Constable David Crompton said: “Since October 2012 we have policed 20 protests, 14 of which have focused on Rotherham.
When Crompton appeared before Vaz at the Home Affairs Select Committee, he had difficulty remembering events clearly, as I recall. So bad were his recollections, one became concerned he might be suffering from a medical problem? But then I remembered, he had been required by Vaz to take the oath, could that have been why?
Just in case he hasn’t seen these scenes or is having a continued problem with his memory, these outrageous scenes were filmed on Saturday: