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Gareth Morgan appointed Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police

Gareth Morgan has been appointed the new Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police Credit: Staffordshire Police

Gareth Morgan has been confirmed as the new Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police by the PCC Matthew Ellis after the Police and Crime Panel ratified the decision.

Mr Morgan, currently the Deputy Chief Constable at Avon and Somerset, was appointed out of a short list of three.

As part of the interview process candidates were questioned by the Staffordshire Youth Commission members and over 60 officers and staff from Staffordshire Police.

Mr Morgan was appointed Deputy Chief Constable at Avon and Somerset in February 2016. He started his career with West Midlands Police in 1990 and during his career has spent time at the FBI National Academy at Quantico and completed a secondment to the Home Office.

‘We had exceptionally strong candidates for the position, but DCC Morgan demonstrated the knowledge and breadth of experience needed to take the force through the huge period of change needed over the coming months to meet the ever-changing face of crime and evolving threats.

‘It is clear that he has the right attributes needed to be an effective Chief Constable and I am looking forward to working together to deliver the plans that we have set out for the next few years.’

– Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis

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Police appeal over missing boy from Stafford

Adam Clowes Credit: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police are appealing for further information regarding a missing boy from Stafford.

Adam Clowes was last seen in the morning on the 3rd of November, and has not been seen since. The police have said that he could potentially be in Burton, Tamworth, Stafford or Stone, as he had links to each of those areas. Adam is fifteen years old.

Adam was described by the police as being mixed race with short dark hair. When he was last seen, he was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black zip-up hoodie.

Appeal to dog walkers after man goes missing

Joshua Smith Credit: Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police are appealing for dog walkers to be vigilant after a man has gone missing in Stone.

27-year-old Joshua Smith was last seen at his home at around 7am on Tuesday 25 October.

Officers are carrying out detailed searches of surrounding woodland and fields and are asking dog walkers to report any possible sightings.

Joshua is originally from the Meir Heath area and also has links to Westport Lake, Hartshill Park and Middleport areas.

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