- March 18, 2021
Latest TV News Editor, Mark Walker, speaks to the Green Party Candidate for the role of Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Kahina Bouhassane. The election for this role takes place on Thursday 6th May, 2021. Recent figures indicate that less than one-third of Sussex Police officers are women. This falls to less than one fifth at the Inspector level. Furthermore, misogynistic hate crimes have risen sharply across the county in recent years, yet conviction rates remain shockingly low. Indeed, 1,540 rapes were recorded in Sussex in 2019, yet only 58 resulted in a conviction. There were 21,000 reports of alleged domestic abuse offences in Sussex in 2020, with a local conviction rate of only 4%. Sussex Police recorded 2,020 stalking incidents in the year to March 2020, yet – during 2020 – only 29 Stalking Protection Orders were issued. Deeply ingrained issues remain at Sussex Police which Mark and Kahina discuss, as well as the Metropolitan Police’s actions on Saturday 13th March at the vigil for Sarah Everard.