Police force is blasted for new constables ad open only to people with ‘protected characteristics’

Sussex Police have been accused of being racist against white males after one of their Sergeant’s posted a job advert on Twitter aimed at people from minority backgrounds.

Sergeant Cheeseman, who works for Crawley and Mid Sussex Response, posted an advert on social media which as since been condemned by users.

His post urged those ‘interested in joining the police’ to attend a recruitment Question and Answer at Crawley Police Station – but the session was for ‘those with protected characteristics (BME, LGBT, female, disability)’

(BME means Black Minority Ethnic)