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The future of Cumbria's suspended Chief Constable remains is still unclear tonight. Stuart Hyde had been in the post on a temporary basis and today that role was due to come to end, with him reverting to his former job as Deputy Chief Constable.
However Cumbria Police says it won't be able to make any decision about his future until next week. Tim Backshall has the latest and you can watch his report below:
The row over the future of Cumbria's temporary chief constable is intensifying.
After being cleared of misconduct allegations, Stuart Hyde stressed again today that he's not resigning - or retiring.
Mr Hyde has been asked to go by the force's police commissioner Richard Rhodes - who's now facing criticism over his handling of the misconduct investigation.
South Lakeland MP Tim Farron said it has gone on for too long, and cost the taxpayer too much.
He argued it should be put into the hands of an independent panel.
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron has called for a speedy resolution to the case of Cumbria's temporary chief constable.
Police Commissioner Richard Rhodes called on Stuart Hyde to 'retire or resign' despite a police investigation clearing him of gross misconduct, misconduct and criminality.
The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale said the case has cost taxpayers far too much money and gone on for too long without reaching a satisfactory conclusion.
Cumbria's suspended Temporary Chief Constable Stuart Hyde has said that he has no intention of resigning or retiring despite the County's Crime Commissioner asking him to do so yesterday.
He has just been cleared of misconduct.
Cumbria's Police Commissioner has called on the county's suspended Chief Constable to resign or retire.
Stuart Hyde has been suspended since last September.
A police investigation has cleared him of misconduct and any criminal behaviour, but he is now being asked to leave the force.
He has been suspended again under a different process.
Ryan Dollard has the latest - watch his full report below.
Cumbria's suspended Temporary Chief Constable, Stuart Hyde, has given his reaction to the Commissioner's request that he should 'resign or retire':
To read Mr Hyde's statement in full, click here.
Following the announcement asking for Cumbria's Temporary Chief Constable to 'retire or resign', Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has asked to see all of the evidence:
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has called for Temporary Chief Constable to either resign or retire.
Stuart Hyde was appointed in January 2012 but was suspended in September, following complaints of misconduct.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes said:
“After careful consideration I am proposing to start the process to ask Temporary Chief Constable Hyde to retire or resign under the section 38 (3) of the PRSRA, in the meantime he has been suspended."