Temporary Chief Constable of Cumbria won't be investigated by police watchdog

Temporary Chief Constable of Cumbria Stuart Hyde won't be investigated by the IPCC
Temporary Chief Constable of Cumbria Stuart Hyde won't be investigated by the IPCC Photo:

The IPCC has completed a detailed assessment of a referral relating to allegations against Cumbria Constabulary's Temporary Chief Constable, Stuart Hyde, and decided it does not need to be involved further in an investigation at this stage.

The assessment has revealed that while some matters may require an investigation by Cumbria Police Authority, the allegations as they stand either do not amount to serious misconduct or are based on unsupported suspicion and therefore do not warrant IPCC involvement.

The IPCC has advised Cumbria Police Authority of the decision, but advised that should further evidence be uncovered that may amount to serious misconduct the matters should be re-referred.