The Temporary Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes has been suspended from duty.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire has confirmed the suspension over potential conduct matters.
The Commissioner has appointed Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood as Acting Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police with immediate effect.
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The announcement comes a day after a ballot for action by catering supply staff on the West Coast route was launched in a dispute over pay.
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