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Suspended Cleveland Police Deputy will not have contract renewed

Derek Bonnard is currently facing seven allegations of gross misconduct Credit: PA

Cleveland Police have confirmed that the suspended Deputy Chief Constable Derek Bonnard will not have his contract renewed once it ends later this year.

Derek Bonnard is currently involved in disciplinary hearings where he faces seven allegations of potential gross misconduct.

The 50-year-old denies all of the misconduct allegations against him.

Mr Bonnard's contract is due to end on 30 September and Cleveland Police have confirmed that the force is now starting a recruitment process for a new Deputy Chief Constable.

Suspended Cleveland Police Deputy suing force over sexual discrimination claims

The suspended Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Derek Bonnard is planning to take the force to an employment tribunal over claims of sexual discrimination.

Mr Bonnard has lodged papers against the force after the new Chief Constable Jaqui Cheer was appointed the top job earlier this year.

Derek Bonnard is currently facing seven allegations of gross misconduct Credit: PA

Mr Bonnard's claim comes as he attends a disciplinary hearing into seven allegations of gross misconduct.

The 50-year-old denies all the misconduct allegations against him.

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Cleveland Deputy Chief faces IPCC Disciplinary Hearing

Derek Bonnard
Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Derek Bonnard remains suspended from duty Credit: PA

The suspended deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Derek Bonnard is due to attend a disciplinary hearing today to face seven allegations of potential gross misconduct. The hearing will be held at an undisclosed location and is expected to last for up to four weeks.

The hearing follows a managed investigation carried out by the Independent Police Complaints Commission following a referral from Cleveland Police Authority in August 2011. Mr Bonnard will remain suspended from duty throughout the hearing.

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