Cleveland Police crime Head dies

Head of Crime at Cleveland Police, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Swinson, has died.

Cleveland Police pay tribute to Detective Chief Superintendent

Stewart Swinson
Cleveland Police has paid tribute to its Head of Crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Swinson who died today. Credit: Cleveland Police

A body discovered today in Yarm was that of Cleveland's Head of Crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Swinson.

The father of two's body was discovered on a patch of land close to Yarm High Street shortly after nine twenty. The death isn't being treated as suspicious.

Police Authority chair pays tribute to police officer

Stuart Drummond, the Chair of Cleveland Police Authority has expressed ‘great sadness’ over the death of Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Swinson.

He said he was shocked to learn of his death.

“I am sure I speak on behalf of the entire authority when I express our condolences and sympathy to his family and friends at this tragic time

– Stuart Drummond

Mr Drummond said: “Everyone involved with the Force and the Authority—and, of course, the many members of the public who had come into contact with him during his career—will feel deep shock at the death of someone admired for his commitment to serving the public

“I am sure I speak on behalf of the entire authority when I express our condolences and sympathy to his family and friends at this tragic time.”

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Force pays tribute to Detective Chief Superintendent

Cleveland Police has paid tribute to its Head of Crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Swinson, who died earlier today.

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding Mr Swinson’s death, but it is not being treated as suspicious.

Our thoughts are with Stewart’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. Stewart had a great passion for the job he did; he was dedicated, hardworking and respected by everyone who knew him and who worked with him. He was an extremely valued member of Cleveland Police and we shall all miss him greatly.”

– Chief Constable of Cleveland Police