Chief Constable cleared of misconduct allegation

Lincolnshire Chief Constable Neil Rhodes
Lincolnshire Chief Constable Neil Rhodes Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The investigation into the conduct of Lincolnshire's top police officer has found there is no proof to substantiate a misconduct allegation.

Alan Hardwick the county's Police and Crime Commissioner suspended Neil Rhodes in February. But after going to court Mr Rhodes was reinstated in April.

Now a report from the Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester force has recommended the misconduct allegation against Mr Rhodes be formally withdrawn.

Mr Rhodes said: " l am naturally delighted that I have been completely exonerated in relation to all aspects of the conduct allegation.

"I have sought over the last six months to maintain a dignified silence, safe in the knowledge that I knew that there was never any substance in the spurious allegation. "

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Lincs top cop suspension

Lincolnshire's acting Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who was suspended earlier this year by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner over misconduct allegations, has been cleared of all allegations following an independent inquiry.