Police sex abuse report: 'Inevitably you're going to get predators' says former officer

Chris Hobbs says the issue of sex abuse is 'only just being explored'

Hundreds of police officers have been accused of abuse, report reveals

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A former police officer has said "there are some people not fit to wear the uniform" after an alarming report showing hundreds of officers are being accused of sexual abuse against victims and suspects.

Chris Hobbs spoke to talkRADIO after a report from a police watchdog found that more than 300 officers have been accused of exploiting their position to commit acts of abuse.

Hobbs, who served the Met Police for more than 30 years, said the issue is "only just being explored", and stressed that these are merely allegations.

However he continued by saying that, given the sheer size of the UK police force "you are going to get police officers who shouldn't be wearing the uniform, shouldn't be carrying a warrant card.

"Inevitably you're doing to get bad, predatory police officers."

Listen to the interview above