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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Cumbria chief constable's suspension continues

TEMPORARY Chief Constable Stuart Hyde's suspension is set to continue, says new police and crime commissioner Richard Rhodes.

Mr Rhodes has reviewed the suspension of Mr Hyde and, whilst South Wales Police is still investigating the allegations, he has decided he will remain suspended.

He said: “I have now had an opportunity to receive a briefing on the investigation and having read the file, I have made the decision that Temporary Chief Constable Stuart Hyde remains suspended.

“South Wales Police continue to investigate and it would be premature to offer any comment on its findings.

“As commissioner, I take all allegations against any police officer seriously. The allegations against Temporary Chief Constable Hyde must be addressed in an appropriate manner and following the process set out in the legislative scheme. I stress that suspension is a neutral act that will enable a full and thorough investigation by South Wales Police to take place.

“In line with the Police Conduct Regulations a further review will take place within the next four weeks.”

Mr Hyde was suspended over accusations of serious misconduct in September. 

In October the Independent Police Complaints  Commission cleared him of the charges.

Temporary Chief Constable Bernard Lawson will continue in his temporary role.


Have your say

In the meantime Cumbria Constabulary is paying two Chief Officers (which is probably in excess of 120k each)? and the travel/expenses for the acting chief? Come on get this sorted out! There are many people who have been made redundant and more cuts to come, we could do with saving that money not spending it.

Posted by Kate on 27 December 2012 at 14:59

Can't wait to find out what this chap has been suspended for especially as the PCC has already cleared him of the charges.

Posted by Tony on 3 December 2012 at 21:14

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