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Students challenge PCC on her priorities


PCC Sue Mountstevens and PC Adrian Secker speaking with a mother and toddler group in Bath

Student’s challenging Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens on her Police and Crime Priorities was just one of the agenda items on her latest community day in Bath on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

The day began meeting hate-crime victims before being challenged by the inquisitive University of Bath students, and in the afternoon the PCC hosted a drop-in session with local people before finishing the day at the Bath Independent Advisory Group.

Sue began her day shadowing the charity ‘Support Against Racist Incidents’ also known as SARI on one of their visits to offer support to hate-crime victims.

The Commissioner then travelled to the University of Bath where she met with students who asked her questions about tackling domestic violence, raising the confidence of victims and tackling anti-social behaviour and burglary.

Students form a significant part of the population in Bath and can unfortunately find themselves the victims of crime, particularly burglary. Sue took the opportunity to reiterate the importance of securing their property and reporting burglaries to the police.

Speaking to the students, Sue said: “Being a victim of crime is incredibly upsetting and can be particularly discomforting if you are a student, living away from home. It’s important that all students across Avon and Somerset are safe and feel safe.” 

In the afternoon, Sue hosted a drop-in session where she met with residents to talk about any issues. Topics included domestic violence and sexual abuse to finding out more about supporting local Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

Ms Mountstevens finished the day attending the Bath Independent Advisory Group where she heard from the independent voices of a mixture of residents, of various background and ages, who inform and advise police forces on local matters.

If you would like Sue Mountstevens or a member of her team to visit you on an out and about community day email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk

To find out where and when the Commissioner will be next please visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

Posted on Wednesday 9th October 2013
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