HAMPSHIRE’S top police officer will be quizzed on public confidence in the force next week.

Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes will question Chief Constable Andy Marsh on the leadership and attitudes of the constabulary at a public meeting on June 10.

The meeting will be hosted by Mr Hayes, who is responsible for challenging police culture and behaviour on behalf of the public.

It comes as police confidence has been shaken across the country following high profile criticism of the conduct of officers involved in cases such as the Stephen Lawrence murder, the Hillsborough disaster and the Plebgate affair.

Members of the public will also have the chance to pose their questions at the end of the meeting, which will be held at Winchester Guildhall, starting at 10am.

Commissioner Hayes said: “At this time of heightened anxiety around policing nationally, I will be seeking assurances from Chief Constable Andy Marsh that the public can trust Hampshire Constabulary.

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