One in three people in Yorkshire are not confident their complaint would be handled fairly by police, according to a survey for the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

While 58 per cent of respondents in the Yorkshire and Humberside region were either very or fairly confident, 33 per cent were either not very or not at all confident that the police would deal with their complaints against them fairly.

The survey of more than 4,000 people found that 62 per cent of people in Yorkshire were happy with their recent contact with police, and 76 per cent were willing to complain if really unhappy about how a police officer had behaved towards them or handled a matter they were involved in.

IPCC chairman, Dame Anne Owers, said: "This survey shows that too many people are still either unsure of how to make a complaint about the police or don’t believe their complaint will be dealt with fairly."