Nottinghamshire’s former top cop Sue Fish has spoken out about being indecently assaulted by a fellow officer.

Mrs Fish said she did not tell anyone at the time because she feared it would damage her career.

She rose to being Nottinghamshire’s Chief Constable and being awarded an OBE.

She said: “I tried to deal with it with grace, towards those individuals.

“The whole variety of incidents from merely being patronised, to being ignored, to being marginalised to being indecently assaulted.”

 

”I kept it to myself because it wasn’t an environment (certainly) when I was a junior in service that you felt there would be a huge amount of support or understanding.”
Sue Fish OBE, Former Chief Constable Nottinghamshire Police

Mrs Fish was a junior officer on a training course at the Police Staff Hampshire at the time of the assault.

She kept silent for decades: “I kept it to myself because it wasn’t an environment (certainly) when I was a junior in service that you felt there would be a huge amount of support or understanding.”

Mrs Fish left the force in 2016. She has confirmed she does not wish to take the matter any further.

Superintendent Matt McFarlane responded on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Police:

 

If you have been affected by issues highlighted in this story or know anyone that has, you can contact:

  • Police: 101
  • Police (Emergency): 999
  • NHS: 111
  • 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
  • Rape Crisis National Freephone helpline: 0808 802 9999

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