Row over top cop's Nazi clock (UK)





A TOP North Yorkshire police officer has come under fire for keeping a Nazi clock on his office wall.

Deputy Chief Constable, Adam Briggs, pictured, was criticised by MPs and Holocaust historians for keeping the clock in such a prominent position at the force's HQ near Northallerton.

The timepiece was bequeathed to him by his father, who served in the Royal Navy,

Mr Briggs has said that if the force or North Yorkshire Police Authority felt it was causing offence he would remove it immediately.

But he said it had been in his various offices in three different forces for a decade where it had been seen by visitors of all races and faiths.

The clock, in brass with a mahogany case, has a face featuring a Nazi swastika beneath the German eagle.


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