Kent Crime Commissioner apologises for documentary

Kent Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes will be forced to answer questions about her conduct this morning.

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Kent Crime Commissioner says sorry for 'train crash' documentary

No resignation. But an apology - and a promise to rethink the way she engages with the public, the police and the media.

Those were the pledges made by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes today after two hours of tough questioning by the committee that oversees her work.

She was grilled about her decision to allow a fly-on-the-wall TV documentary - that was said to make the police look a 'laughing stock'.

Sarah Saunders spoke to Kent Policing and Crime Comissioner Ann Barnes; showed footage of the Channel 4 documentary; heard from Mark Reckless MP for Rochester and Strood; Gordon Cowan, Leader of the Labour Group; and Mike Hill, Chair of the Police and Crime Panel.

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Ann Barnes to be questioned about her conduct

Ann Barnes will be forced to answer questions about her conduct Credit: ITV News

Kent crime commissioner Ann Barnes will be forced to answer questions about her conduct this morning.

The Kent and Medway Crime Panel will be asking about her decision to take part in a television documentary that's been described as a 'car crash'.

A scandal involving the second Youth commissioner she hired also emerged yesterday.

Read all about why the Youth Crime Commissioner, Kerry Boyd, has been temporarily suspended.

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