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Man charged in Isle of Man for harassing Treasury Minister

Eddie Teare had received threatening and abusive mail from a 62 year old man Credit: Isle of Man Government

Isle of Man Police have charged a 62 year old Douglas man for harassing the island's Treasury Minister.

Eddie Teare had received threatening and abusive correspondence in the post from the man, who was identified after extensive inquiries.

The man was charged under The Protection of Harassment Act 2000 and will appear in Douglas Courthouse 8 March.

New Isle of Man chief constable

Gary Roberts is being sworn in as the new head of the Isle of Man Police Credit: Isle of Man Constabulary

A new police chief is being sworn in on the Isle of Man today.

Gary Roberts is the first Manx chief constable to lead the Island's police force. He is also the first head of the force to have held every other rank in the constabulary.

He said: "I feel proud and privileged to be allowed to lead the Isle of Man Constabulary.

"The next five years will be challenging. We have further budgetary constraints to contend with, and changes to the conditions of service of police officers will make for a difficult time.

"We are fortunate that the men and women of the Constabulary fully understand what is expected of them and they are committed to serving the people of the Isle of Man.

"Ensuring that we maintain the trust and support of the community will be my main priority."

Mr Roberts will be sworn in during a ceremony in the Courts of Justice this afternoon.