National Police Lead for Prostitution, ACC Chris Armitt, Discusses the Merseyside Model

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March 11, 2014 by socialaction2014

Ruth Jacobs

ACC Chris Armitt, National Police Lead for Prostitution ACC Chris Armitt, National Police Lead for Prostitution

This article was first published on The Huffington Post  – 3 March 2014

With nearly 65,000 signatures, our Change.org petition calling for Theresa May to make the Merseyside hate crime model law is gathering momentum. We’ve yet to hear from Mrs May, but as Home Secretary responsible for freeing up the police to fight crime more effectively, I hope we do. However, we did hear recently from Assistant Chief Constable Chris Armitt, the National Police Lead for Prostitution, and he met with me, Jackie Summerford, mother of Bonnie Barratt who was murdered at age 24 in the sex trade, and Alex Bryce, Manager of National Ugly Mugs, to discuss our campaign.

Based in Merseyside where he is Assistant Chief Constable for People Development, ACC Armitt sees first-hand the positive outcomes for people in the sex trade, the police and the wider community…

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