A police commissioner is under pressure to explain why she hired a teenager with a track record of posting violent, racist and homophobic messages on the internet.
Paris Brown, the country’s first youth police commissionerÂ
Ann Barnes, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, appointed the 17-year-old girl even though she had made a mass of comments about her fondness for drugs, alcohol and sex on the social-networking site Twitter in recent weeks.
Mrs Barnes unveiled Paris Brown as her youth police crime commissioner three days ago. The teenager is set to receive Â£15,000 of taxpayersâ€™ money a year and use of a car.
However, in one message on Twitter just three weeks ago, Miss Brown wrote: â€œI want to f****** cut everyone around me.â€
In another, posted before her appointment according to the Mail on Sunday, she suggested that she had being drinking while at work. â€œBeen drinking since half 1 and riding baby walkers down the hall at work oh my god i have the best job ever haha!!â€™
In one post she described travellers as â€œillegalsâ€ and immigrants as â€œpikeysâ€. She also tweeted: â€œF****** hell why are the people from Direct Pizza so difficult to talk too! Its called English. LEARN IT.â€
Other messages refer to her cravings for sex and cakes laced with marijuana.
Keith Vaz, chairman of the Commons Home Affairs Select committee, has already called for Miss Brown to be sacked.
Mr Vaz said: â€˜This individual must be removed from their post immediately.â€
However, Mrs Barnes last night defended her teen crime czar. â€˜Paris is going to be the young face of policing in the county and Iâ€™m quite sure she is going to do a brilliant job at helping the police to connect with young people.
â€œSheâ€™s very exceptional. She has a real commitment to working with young people. Sheâ€™s confident and sheâ€™s got bags of energy.â€™
Miss Brown said that she had never taken drugs and did not condone people who did. She said: â€œI have been guilty of showing off in the past.
â€˜When I sit indoors with my mum I will have a small glass of wine every now and again but Iâ€™m not an alcoholic.â€
Crime commissioner under attack over teen czar