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Warwickshire Police have admitted the theft of money from their former headquarters in Leek Wooton is 'hugely embarrassing' for the force.
54 year old retired officer, Paul Andrew Greaves, formerly of the Stratford area, will appear before magistrates in Leamington on May 22 charged with theft.
Warwickshire Police were criticised for taking the decision not to name Mr Greaves after he was formally charged on Wednesday. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire has called for a review into the incident .
Warwickshire Police have apologised for failing to name a retired police officer charged with theft. They received criticism following the decision on Wednesday.
In their latest statement on the issue, the force say they never intended to "mislead the public."
54 year old Paul Andrew Greaves, of Belvoir Lodge, Carlton, Nottinghamshire and formerly of the Stratford has been charged with the theft of £113,000 from the former police headquarters at Leek Wooton.
He will appear in court in Leamington on 22nd May.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire has called for a "full and frank report" on the decision by Warwickshire Police not to name a theft suspect who was charged.
They have since identified 54 year old Paul Andrew Greaves, from the Stratford area, a retired police officer.
Ron Ball, released a statement through his Deputy Commission, Eric Wood.
Warwickshire Police have been forced to name a former police officer who has been charged with theft.
Yesterday, 54 year old Paul Andrew Greaves, a former retired police officer, was charged with the theft of £113,000 from the former Police HQ at Leek Wootton. Warwickshire Police decided not to release his name on grounds that it was "not appropriate".
Warwickshire's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Eric Wood, has issued a statement saying that he believes it is in the public interest to name individuals charged with serious offences.
Warwickshire Police have issued a statement after a retired police officer was charged with theft, but not named.
The force say they have received feedback on the issue since the man was charged and they will be reviewing their policy.
A 54 year old man from the Stratford area was charged with the theft of £113,000 from the former Warwickshire Police headquarters at Leek Wootton.
He will appear before magistrates in Leamington on 22nd May.