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Domestic Abuse in the Police Force

Dealing with domestic abuse within Police Force when involving officers or staff? Co-creator of the iconic Sgt Pepper album, sculptor Jann Haworth; ex-CIA operative Amaryllis Fox.

Presenter: Tina Daheley
Producer: Kirsty Starkey

According to Freedom of Information requests made by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism almost 700 cases of alleged domestic abuse involving police officers and staff were reported in the three years to April 2018. An official “super-complaint” is to be launched and central to that are at least 12 cases where women have made allegations of domestic abuse and sexual violence against an officer, only for the case to be dropped and, on occasion, for the alleged victim to be arrested and intimidated. We’ll hear from Harriet Wistrich lawyer and founding director of the Centre for Women’s Justice who are bringing the complaint and two female Police officers, one serving and one former, who are bringing a claim against Gwent Police.

Jann Haworth is the co-creator of The Beatles' iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. Regarded as one of the leading figures of the British Pop Art movement she was also seen as a pioneer in the face of the 1960’s American feminist movements. Creator of soft sculpture, she is an advocate for the representation of women in the art world and talks to Tina about her current exhibition at Pallant Gallery in Chichester.

Amaryllis Fox was just 21 when she was recruited by the CIA. Posing as an art dealer she infiltrated terrorist networks in the Middle East and Asia. She’s written a memoir ‘Life Undercover’ about her career with the CIA and joins Tina to discuss.

Interviewed Guest: Harriet Wistrich
Interviewed Guest: Jann Haworth
Interviewed Guest: Amaryllis Fox

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