IT’S UNFAIR COP
Skint officers on payday loans says chief
THE new boss of the Police Federation says some officers are turning to payday lenders and charities to make ends meet.
John Apter spoke out after the Tories gave cops a two per cent rise instead of a recommended three per cent.
Mr Apter called it an attack on policing and blamed Prime Minister Theresa May.
He said: “She has shown nothing but contempt for policing and those whose deliver it. And it’s been going on since she was Home Secretary. Remarks like ‘policing is just about crime’ show complete ignorance. “The estimate is only 20 per cent of what we deal with is crime related. “The rest is dealing with missing people, mental health issues, education and other important work.” Mr Apter added: “Officers are turning to police charities to provide food vouchers. I know many have resorted to payday loans. “Officers don’t join to be rich. This is about fairness.”
ATTACK: John Apter