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Peter James on his 20-year relationship with police

Best-selling crime novelist Peter James has spoken of his close relationship with Sussex Police.

Brighton-raised Mr James, whose series about Det Supt Roy Grace is set in the city, said "nobody sees more of life than the police".

The author has spent time with officers almost every week for more than 20 years.

BBC South East's Claudia Sermbezis reports.

  • 06 Jun 2013