‘Irresponsible’ North Wales Police Commissioner criticised by AM

The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has been slammed by a local AM for encouraging people to break the law.

Clwyd West AM Darren Millar, a former member of the North Wales Police Authority, criticised Plaid Cymru Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones after it was revealed that he was visiting and speaking at private cannabis club events around the UK.

Social media posts show that Mr Jones was a guest speaker at a Private Members Cannabis Social Club in London on the 23rd October.

Speaking during First Minister’s questions, Mr Millar called the actions ‘irresponsible’, and called on the Welsh Government to condemn the actions.

Talking in the Senedd, the Welsh Conservative Assembly Member said:

“The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has been extremely irresponsible by visiting these cannabis clubs, and should start thinking about what his priorities are.

“This sort of behaviour sends mixed messages to young people in our country, blurring the lines between what is legal and what is criminal activity.

“Police Commissioners should support people and the police in upholding the law; they should not be encouraging people to break it.”