Police & Crime Commissioner expenses inquiry

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner has temporarily stepped aside while an investigation is carried out into his expenses claims.

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Police and Crime Commissioner to step aside

Stephen Bett says the allegations against him are 'baseless' Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner has temporarily stepped aside while an investigation is carried out into his expenses claims.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is managing the inquiry into claims made by Stephen Bett between November 2012 and October 2013.

He said he would temporarily step aside with "huge reluctance". He said: "This allegation is not new, has already been independently scrutinised and found to be baseless."

Police and Crime Commissioner in expenses investigation

Stephen Bett's expenses claims are being investigated Credit: ITV Anglia

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner faces an investigation into expenses claims.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is managing the inquiry which will be carried out by officers from City of London Police.

The investigation will examine whether claims for expenses made by Stephen Bett between November 15, 2012 and October 31, 2013 were correct.

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