Chief Constable Chris Sims
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West Midlands Police boss Chris Sims makes 'extremism' plea

The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has warned of the danger of mixing up religious conservatism and terrorism, in the fight against extremism.

Chris Sims is retiring as chief constable after six years.

In an interview with BBC Midlands Today, he said: "It is utterly wrong to label everything as extremism."

He believes this affected investigations into the so-called Trojan Horse plot about an alleged Muslim takeover of Birmingham schools.

  • 18 Dec 2015