BARNSLEY'S residents are being asked for their views on the police's stop and search powers.

The consultation is part of ongoing work by Shaun Wright, the Police and Crime Commissioner, to ensure the highest standards of policing.

"Stop and search is an important tool in the armoury of the police to combat crime and to catch offenders," Mr Wright said.

"But for years there have been concerns about whether police forces use the powers appropriately, proportionately and fairly."

Mr Wright wants to understand how local people feel and to hear about experiences from those stopped and searched.

Results from the consultation, which finishes on September 17, will be sent to the Home Office for review and to potentially revise how police forces use the powers in the future.

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