Police chief to be quizzed on squatters

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SQUATTERS are on the agenda of the Sussex police and crime commissioner’s latest scrutiny meeting with a police chief tomorrow (February 20).

Katy Bourne will be highlighting the issue of squatters during the February performance and accountability meeting with Chief Constable Giles York.

Also on the agenda will be complaints against the police, road safety, the shop watch scheme and business crime strategy, among other things.

Mrs Bourne said: “Last year, Sussex police carried out an internal review into the management of ‘unlicensed events’.

“I want to find out how the learning from this review is assisting the police now in their response to squatters in commercial premises staging these types of events.”

The meeting will be webcast live, at 1pm, with recordings available to view at www.sussex-pcc.public-i.tv

Mrs Bourne will also be raising concerns over the police force using aerial drones to tackle crime in the county.