As a result of the cruel comments directed at her, the Derbyshire deputy chief constable took a break from Twitter.
She can’t handle criticism? Wow!
Three months on from being thrust into the public eye as a catastrophic flood disaster was averted, she has now hit out at the ‘sexist and homophobic’ abuse – and revealed the messages had been categorised as a ‘hate incident’.
Awww! Diddums! Were the nasty people mean to you? There there!
Speaking about the abuse for the first time, she told BBC Radio Derby: ‘I can take a bit of banter but it became sexist and homophobic, and really insulting.
‘The bit that really hurt was people saying I had no standards and I was letting policing down.’
She added: ‘Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I might have a slightly different hairstyle. Yes, I am quite small. I could not believe that my mere existence could cause such a depth of feeling.
‘Some comments were misogynistic and homophobic and the abuse has been recorded as a hate incident, just as for the public.’
Christ, how would this pathetic excuse for a police officer ever cope with the sort of incident we saw at the weekend?
While she has not discussed her personal life she says her TV appearances show growing diversity in the police.
‘In a funny way I made my stand without meaning to,’ she said.
College of Policing guidelines states that public-facing staff should ensure their hair is ‘tidy’ and not be dyed in ‘conspicuously unnatural colours’.
Mr Goodman (Chief Constable) abandoned that policy after taking over, saying ‘times change’.
You’re right. You’re wrong, however, in thinking of that as ‘progress’.