Warning over "sickies"

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has criticised sickness rates within the force, saying that some officers are taking time off due to drinking the night before.

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Essex Police Chief vows to get tough on 'sickies'

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has warned his officers that taking days off sick, because they're hungover, will not be tolerated.

Stephen Kavanagh said he was alarmed that some officers were having, on average, 12 days off sick a year. The Chief Constable is now vowing to get tough on those abusing the system.

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Essex chief alarmed at high sickness rates

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has criticised sickness rates within the force Credit: Essex Police

The Chief Constable of Essex Police has criticised sickness rates within the force, saying that some officers are taking time off due to drinking the night before.

Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh, who is 100 days into the job, is alarmed with the fact that officers in the county average 12 sick days a year.

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