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Ex-cops blast police response to climate protesters who targeted M25
16 September 2021, 10:48 | Updated: 17 September 2021, 17:50
These ex-police officers hit out at the response of police officers to climate protesters Insulate Britain who blocked the M25.
One ex-officer told Nick Ferrari: "I'm absolutely shocked and appalled by the behaviour of the police officers in Hertfordshire.
"Especially with the bail conditions... You don't give bail if there's a risk of committing the same offence. They should be put away until they're prosecuted, and locked up until they go before the judge for their sentencing.
"We've turned into a nanny state. We're all too frightened as police officers to carry out our duty, because we might get sued or someone might say something."
Another ex-cop said: "Until the commissioners and the heads of the police forces man up... these people will continue on a weekly basis to do as they're doing.
"It's the hierarchy that are failing the boys on the ground, the ones that aren't man enough to be on the ground, [and] sit in the ivory tower calling the shots to appease the left.
"Everyone's too scared to upset these kinds of people."