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Why was police boss not charged?

It was with a sense of incredulity that I read (Prosecutors Won’t Take Up Case Against Police Boss, Herne Bay Gazette, February 26) that the Independent Police Complaints Commission had determined police commissioner Ann Barnes ‘may’ have committed an insurance offence crime. Either she did or didn’t drive with proper insurance cover. How can there be any room for ambiguity? …

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Youth crime commissioner Kerry Boyd to stand for election in Birchington South in Thanet as a Conservative councillor

Kent’s first youth crime commissioner is to stand for election for the Conservatives in Thanet. Kerry Boyd is featured in the party’s list of candidates being put forward for the election in May. Today marks the completion of her year-long contract as crime youth commissioner, a role created by the Kent commissioner Ann Barnes. Margate’s Kerry Boyd was appointed youth …

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Nigel will have to make plans after TV debacle

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • The timing could not have been worse, of course, and there is no doubt Ukip has taken a bashing after the Channel 4 broadcast of the fly-on-the-wall documentary Meet The Ukippers. But there may be …

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Ann Barnes ‘may not have been insured’ in car crash

KENT police and crime commissioner Ann Barnes may have been driving without insurance when she crashed but will not face prosecution, the police watchdog has said. Her car collided with another car and then hit a tree in September. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the “PCC may have committed the offence of driving without insurance” and passed the …

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Row over police request for names at fracking meeting

A ROW over whether Kent Police asked Canterbury Christ Church University for a List of all the attendees to a fracking debate last month has taken a new twist. Outrage was expressed by campaigners, counclilors and members of the public when it was revealed last week that the force contacted the university; which hosted the meeting, asking for the names …

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Police under fire after demanding list of fracking debate attendees

University refuses request described as abuse of power by the Green Party Kent Police is under fire this week after it emerged the force asked for list of peopler who attended a fracking debate at Canterbury Christ Church University last month. The force claims it made the demand for reason of “public safety” and to assess “the threat and risk …

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Barnes documentary backlash ‘not complaints’

None of the 170 letters received about Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes’ controversial documentary have been recorded as official complaints. In a special report, police and crime panel policy officer Mike Campbell ruled that none of them amounted to a complaint and therefore shouldn’t be recorded as such. He said there was “a high level of correspondence in a …

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Thanks for clearing that one up, Ann

WITH reference to your article on Ann Barnes and her critics (“Fire crime chief”, Times, June 11). At the meeting in County Hall, Ann Barnes is quoted as saying: “I took part in the documentary with the best intentions. My only aim was to help people understand the role of a Police and Crime Commissioner”. When asked this very question …

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No power for new commissioner vote

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year Even when she is on holiday and out of the country, it seems Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes cannot evade the headlines. Prime Minister David Cameron said in a BBC Radio Kent interview he felt the …

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Picking up the pieces of commissioner’s calamity

Off the Record Behind the scenes at County Hall with political editor Paul Francis, Regional Press Awards UK’s weekly newspaper journalist of the year • Kent crime commissioner Ann Barnes has probably done more to disprove the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity but things could have been a lot worse. Before appearing before members of …

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