Lincolnshire's temporary Chief Constable has released a video on the force's website - since his return from suspension.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire says he wants a "swift resolution" over the suspension of Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.
Lincolnshire County Council is warning motorists to respect road closure signs and highlights why driving through water can be dangerous.
The family of a teenager who died in a road crash in Gainsborough have released a photograph of him. 19-year-old Callum Douce lost his life in the accident on the A156 at Gate Burton last week.
Police are appealing for information after two fork lift trucks were stolen during a burglary in West Pinchbeck, Spalding. The offenders targeted the premises in Fengate Road at some point between 7.30pm on Monday 5th August and 7.15am the following morning. Two 1.8 tonne forklifts were stolen.
Lincolnshire police say their underwater search teams failed to find anything of any significance in Boston yesterday, as part of their search for the missing pensioner Dulcie Brewster.
76 year old Dulcie was last seen on Friday April 12th, and police say they're now gravely concerned for her welfare. Officers have now completed this part of their underwater search, but say they're continuing to investigate the case.
Police were called to Sellwood Terrace off Manning Road in Bourne at 8.30am this morning following reports of a small explosion.
Investigations are ongoing but it appears something within a rubbish bag (possibly a firework or similar) had caused a very small explosion.
No one was injured and there was no damage to any properties. As a precaution, bomb disposal officers attended the scene and the road is currently cordoned off to allow for investigations to take place.
For a month the county's temporary Chief Constable Neil Rhodes has been suspended on the orders of his new boss - the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.
But today a judge described Alan Hardwick's decision as irrational and perverse - quashed the suspension and allowed the police chief to return to work.
– Alan Hardwick, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire
“Whilst I accept today’s decision, I must emphasise that the Court’s interpretation
of the information I received is very different to mine. My concern is that in future,any decision made by a Police and Crime Commissioner which could be considered contentious, is likely to be open to challenge in the courts. The investigation into the serious allegations is still ongoing under the direction of Sir Peter Fahy.”
Responding to today’s High Court Decision in Manchester to quash the suspension of Neil Rhodes, Lincoln MP Karl McCartney said:
– Karl McCartney MP for Lincoln
After the decision by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) not to investigate this matter, this verdict by the High Court in Manchester should be seen as a reality check for Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) up and down our Country. Commissioners need to think long and hard before taking the decision to suspend a Chief Constable and as my initial reservations have borne out; this case just goes to show there are always two sides to every story.
The temporary Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has today won the right to return to work after a High Court judge ruled he should not have been suspended for the way he handled a race discrimination claim.
Neil Rhodes was suspended by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Hardwick, in February. However, a High Court judge in Manchester today ruled the decision was "irrational and perverse" and quashed Mr Rhodes' suspension .
It is claimed he helped a senior Muslim lawyer from another force use his ethnicity to pursue damages following his dismissal. Mr Rhodes strenuously denied any wrong-doing and asked a judge at the High Court in Manchester to grant a judicial review so he could get it quashed.
The suspension of Lincolnshire's Chief Constable Neil Rhodes has been quashed. A judge at the High Court in Manchester has called Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick's shock decision to suspend Mr Rhodes two months ago as "irrational and "perverse."