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Lush ‘anti-police’ campaign heavily criticised

Cosmetics retailer Lush has been shrouded in controversy after releasing window displays described by many on social media as “anti-police”.

According to Lush the window displays are aimed at the undercover policing scandal and at highlighting the “current lack of progress of the Undercover Policing Inquiry and the granting of anonymity to key police witnesses”. Lush claimed it was not “an anti-police” campaign.

Many people on social media including high ranking police officers disagree however, with one widow of a police officer murdered on duty saying she was “appalled at the campaign”.

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Others have come out in support of the campaign saying that they were “glad that Lush has chosen to support the women who were victims of #SpyCops”.

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One store in Southampton has reportedly refused to display images and posters relating to the campaign.

Mark Constantine founder of Lush said: “Confidence in the police will never be restored until this public inquiry does its job.”

While the vice-chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Che Donald said the campaign was “very poorly thought out” adding that “the overwhelmingly large majority of police” had “nothing to do with this undercover enquiry”.

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