Police Chiefs fly gay pride flag over Suffolk stations

Saturday, 7 February, 2009

Police chiefs' decision to host a gay pride flag over Suffolk stations has been questioned by MPs.

The rainbow flag- celebrating Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history month- has been raised over stations in Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds, as well as Suffolk County Council offices, in Ipswich.

But Tim Yeo, MP for South Suffolk, said championing a particular cause was not the role people in Suffolk wanted the police to be doing.

David Ruffley, Bury St Edmunds MP and shadow policing minister, said he would be writing to the chief constable to petition him to fly a range of flags in support of a variety of causes.

He said: 'I am all for diversity in the police service and I also hope these police stations in Suffolk will also fly flags to commemorate British service personnel who have fallen or been injured in battle.'