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The temporary chief constable of Cumbria has made a statement after being suspended following a number of claims of serious misconduct.
Stuart Hyde was relieved of his duties following a meeting of Cumbria Police Authority on Thursday.
Cumbria Police Authority, which oversees the force, released a statement announcing the suspension of the Temporary Chief Constable, Stuart Hyde:
The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Mr Hyde has been replaced as by Bernard Lawson, who is a deputy chief constable at Merseyside Police.
The Temporary Chief Constable of Cumbria Police, Stuart Hyde, has been suspended from duty following a number of allegations of serious misconduct.
Cumbria Police Authority, which oversees the force, says the allegations "may indicate there has been a breach in the standards of professional behaviour."
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Stuart Hyde, the Temporary Chief Constable of Cumbria Police, as been suspended from duty after allegations of serious misconduct.