Gloucestershire PCC calls for law change on balaclavas

Gloucestershire PCC Martin Surl is calling for a change in the law regarding balaclavas and face coverings after intimidation during the trial badger cull.

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PCC is "horrified" balaclavas are not against the law

Gloucestershire's Police and Crime Commissioner is calling for a change in the law on balaclavas, in the wake of the badger culls.

Martin Surl says they create an intimidating atmosphere. Senior officers complained when they were worn both by protesters and marksmen during the pilot cull in the county.

He is writing to the Home Secretary to ask for more limits on when they can be worn.

He told our reporter Katie Rowlett why he finds the wearing of balaclavas so offensive.


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