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Chief's misconduct hearing faces further delays

Gross misconduct hearing was set to start next week. • A chief constable who has been suspended for more than a year has had his gross misconduct hearing adjourned. The hearing for Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan was set to begin on Monday (April 20), but has now been delayed a

Drivers 'going unpunished' due to roads policing cuts

Number of drivers given penalty points for using mobile phones has fallen by 40 per cent since 2010. • Fewer drivers are being punished for using their mobile phones at the wheel because the number of traffic officers is falling, the Police Federation has said. The number of drivers giv

Chief inspector sentenced over indecent child images

District commander will be on the sex offenders' register for seven years. • An Essex chief inspector has been given a suspended sentence after admitting making indecent images of children. Ben Hodder (34) from Thurrock, was accused of one count of the sexual offence. He appeared at

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