RESIDENTS can put their crime questions and concerns to the people in charge during a Facebook chat this month.

Avon and Somerset Police Chief Constable Andy Marsh will be answering questions submitted by residents to Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens during the chat, on October 17.

The PCC is asking local people to send her questions around a number of topics ahead of the chat, which gets underway at 2.30pm.

The topics will explore knife crime, hate crime, how the police are using technology and what would an additional £1 for policing from local households be spent on?

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “It’s important that the Chief Constable and I are open, accessible and accountable.

"These Facebook live webchats are not only an opportunity for local people to have their say, but being able to live stream these meetings, every couple of months, it allows me to regularly put your questions to the Chief Constable and hold him to account publicly.

“It’s important that local people are able to as their Chief Constable questions about knife crime, hate crime, how the police are using technology and what local people’s money will be spent on.

"I invite you to think about our latest discussion topics and send in your questions for me to put to the Chief Constable.  I hope that you contact us with your challenging questions.”

The webchat will be broadcast on Facebook live via

You can submit your questions by email or by calling 01278 646543.

You can also send questions on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #PCCLive.