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Lincolnshire's Temporary Chief Constable suspended

Lincolnshire Police’s most senior officer has been suspended over ‘potential conduct matters’.

The specific allegations behind Neil Rhodes’ suspension have not yet been released.

“The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire has been made aware of potential conduct matters involving the Temporary Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes.

“The Commissioner can confirm that Mr Rhodes has been suspended from duty while investigations are being considered.

“It should be emphasised that suspension is a neutral act and it should not be inferred from the decision to suspend that the potential conduct matters have been proven.

Following consultation with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the matters in question have been referred to them.

“The Commissioner has appointed Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood as Acting Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police with immediate effect."

– Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick