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"I still wish to serve Cumbria" says Stuart Hyde

Cumbria's suspended Temporary Chief Constable, Stuart Hyde, has given his reaction to the Commissioner's request that he should 'resign or retire':

"It should not come as a surprise that I do not agree with all of what has been said, and that I have a right to make the other side of this inquiry public.

"In any investigation or inquiry there will always be different perceptions of what occurred and the purpose should be to identify the truth. I believe that there is a different perspective than that offered by the PCC.

"Throughout i have maintained that I am not guilty of any serious wrongdoing and the extensive investigation conducted by an experienced Chief Constable supported by a team of specialist investigators has concluded that I was not in fact guilty of any misconduct at all.

"They have recommended that I receive Management Advice in a number of areas, the lowest level of resolution.

" I remain absolutely clear that I still wish to serve the people of Cumbria to the best of my ability. If I considered that the evidence found in the investigation justified the view that I was no longer fit to be a senior police officer I would have retired immediately.

"I do not believe that view is representative of the findings. I am determined to bring these matters to a conclusion and remain willing –as I have previously suggested to the PCC – to undertake mediation"

– Stuart Hyde

To read Mr Hyde's statement in full, click here.

Cumbrian MP wants 'evidence' from Commissioner

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:

“I want to hear concrete reassurances from the Commissioner that all the necessary legal procedures have been followed to the letter.

"I also want him to agree to show all the evidence to the independent scrutiny panel to allow them to make a judgement. The public do not know the full extent of the situation and they deserve to know what has happened.

“Whatever happens next it must be done swiftly for the sake of taxpayers in Cumbria and it must be done properly to ensure there are no court cases later that could cost further valuable public money.”

– Tim Farron MP, Westmorland and Lonsdale

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Cumbria's Chief Temporary Constable to 'resign or retire'

Stuart Hyde Credit: ITV News Border

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."

Police appeal for missing man in Carlisle

David Bradley
David Bradley, who has been missing for a week. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a man who has gone missing from Carlisle.

David Bradley hasn't been seen since last Tuesday, August 6.

Today is his 51st birthday.

Mr Bradley is described as 5ft 8” tall, of stocky build, with short dark hair.

He has a broad Lancashire accent, and usually wears dark jeans, trainers, and a dark hooded top.

He is believed to have connections to Manchester and Dumfries.

Anyone who has seen him, or has any information, is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Carlisle Police.

Update: Armed officers attend to incident in Carlisle

Armed officers are continuing to deal with an ongoing incident in the south area of Morton, Carlisle.

Police were called to an incident at 2.20pm where a man is believed to have threatened someone known to him with a weapon.

Police are conducting enquiries, but say they do not believe there is any danger to the public.

Ashness Drive has been cordoned off by police.

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Police comment on Millom deaths

The man leading the investigation into the deaths of two women in Millom on Saturday 8th June has issued a statement on the progress of the investigation.

A team of detectives are working on this investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding these tragic deaths.

Specially trained officers are supporting the family at this terrible time.

Events such as these are rare in Cumbria and we are doing everything we can to ensure that the victims families are supported and the offender is brought to justice.

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Duhig, Cumbria Police

Post Mortems will take place later today along with formal identification.

Investigations continue into Millom murders

Police say their investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two people in Millom this morning.

They have confirmed that both were women, one aged in her 50’s and the other in her 20’s.

A 23 year old man from Millom was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody. The victims are believed to be related to the suspect.

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