West Midlands Police boss warned of mixing up religious conservatism and terrorism

Chief Constable Chris Sims

The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has warned of the danger of conflating religious conservatism and terrorism, in the UK Government’s 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 “Islamist takeover” of Birmingham schools.

You can watch the full interview here.

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