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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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Policing plan goes live.

Hertfordshire Police HQ in Welwyn Garden City Credit: ITV News

A five year plan for the policing of Hertfordshire goes live today.

It's the first to be implented by the county's new Police and Crime Commissioner.

The plan was drawn up after more than four months of consultation.

Hertfordshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner elected

David Lloyd elected as PCC for Hertfordshire

David Lloyd has been elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.

The full result was as follows:

First Count:

David Lloyd (C) 54,686 (45.89%)

Sherma Batson (Lab) 34,528 (28.98%)

Christopher Townsend (LD) 16,790 (14.09%)

Marion Mason (Ukip) 13,154 (11.04%)

Eliminated: Marion Mason, Christopher Townsend

Second Count

Distribution of Mason's and Townsend's votes

David Lloyd (C) 65,585

Sherma Batson (Lab) 42,830

Elected: David Lloyd

Electorate 845,253; Turnout 119,158 (14.10%)

Policing the police: Commissioner elections

On Thursday 15th of November we go to the polls to vote for Englands first Police and Crime Commissioners.

Their jobs will be to hold Chief Constables to account and help set crime priorities in your area. They'll also decide how much we pay for the police in our Council Tax bills.

But there are worries that this change hasn't been thought through and that turnout in the elections will be low. Luke Farrington reports.

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