Less than four in 10 Brits have confidence in policing in the UK, a damning new poll suggests. The survey by Techne for the Express found just 38 percent of respondents said they had confidence in policing in Britain, compared to 44 percent who said they did not.

In the poll of 1,624 British adults, carried out from March 22 to 23, some 18 percent said they did not know.

Conservative voters were more likely than Labour backers to have confidence in the police at 47 percent and 30 percent respectively.

Meanwhile, some 44 percent of Brexiteers said they had confidence in the police compared to 36 percent of Remainers.

The poll comes after a review this week highlighted shocking behaviour and culture within the Met Police’s ranks.

The report by Baroness Louise Casey, commissioned in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder, accused Britain’s largest force of being institutionally racist, misogynist and homophobic.

When her findings were published on Tuesday, Baroness Casey warned there may be more officers like killer Wayne Couzens and serial rapist David Carrick.

She also suggested other forces in England and Wales should carry out similar reviews.

Baroness Casey told Sky News: “I think that we need a root and branch review of policing as we move into the 21st century and that is one of the parts of the public sector that hasn’t been reformed sufficiently.”

But the chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation said the report will dishearten police officers.

Ken Marsh – who heads the organisation which represents thousands of officers from the rank of constable to chief inspector – said: “I think it is a bit disingenuous to say there could be another David Carrick or Wayne Couzens in the Met Police.

“I don’t think we will see another person like that in the police.”

Mr Marsh added: “We absolutely accept the findings but we have to be a little bit careful here.

“Are we saying every Met Police officer is racist and homophobic? That is quite dangerous.”

He said: “Met colleagues are on their knees. We have a broken force, they are just leaving in their droves.

“It is quite scary what we are creating here. The punishing of police just does not stop. The new commissioner has made a vow to change what is going on and is changing what is going on.

“Trust me when I tell you that we have had seven to eight months of change.”

He added: “Without police you don’t have society. You have a lawless society. I will stand up for the hundreds of colleagues who don’t behave this way and find it abhorrent that they are accused. They have not done anything wrong.”

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