PEOPLE in Taunton had the chance to put their views to the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

Sue Mountstevens called into the Wellsprings Leisure Centre for a two-hour drop-in session.

One of those who spoke to Ms Mountstevens was Avril Hooley from Blackbrook, near Taunton.

She said: “She was asking me a lot about where I lived. She’s been gathering information from each area she’s visited. I will be interested to see how she gets on.”

She added: “I think she is still trying to find her feet, she has only been in the job a short time but I think she will have to be tested.

“The other system seemed to be working before but the proof of the pudding will be when Sue has been in the job at least a year.”

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