‘Ab­so­lutely un­ac­cept­able’

West Sussex County Times - - News -

Newly ap­pointed Chief Con­sta­ble Jo Shiner said it was ‘ab­so­lutely un­ac­cept­able’ for shop work­ers to be tar­geted. She said the in­crease in re­port­ing of vi­o­lence sug­gested peo­ple felt more com­fort­able talk­ing to the po­lice, but also re­flected that some ‘think this sort of crim­i­nal be­haviour is ap­pro­pri­ate, and they could not be more wrong’. She added: “Dur­ing the Covid_19 pan­demic, we have seen how in­trin­sic retail work­ers are to our way of life: treat­ing them like this is not how we show our thanks, and we are com­mit­ted to bring­ing this sort of crime down. No one de­serves to go to work in fear of vi­o­lence.”

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