More than 300 criminal cases in Cleveland and Staffordshire that were potentially botched by a scenes of crime officer, accused of lying about his qualifications, are being reviewed by the police watchdog.
Stephen Beattie, 49, first came under scrutiny in 2011 for his work.
Gregg Easteal was live outside Cleveland Police headquarters earlier today:
A dedicated phone line has been set up by Cleveland Police for anyone with concerns to leave a message for the investigation team.
That number is 01642 301677.
Of the suspicious deaths, 90 cases have been reviewed so far and investigators found eight that could have been tainted.
Sixteen of the arson cases are now with the Crown Prosecution Service to consider possible charges or review.
Stephen Beattie, 49, who worked for Cleveland Police from 2002 to 2011, was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in May 2011 and remains on bail.
He was suspended from duty by Cleveland Police in February 2011 and resigned in October 2011.
He faces allegations that he potentially undermined investigations with substandard work, and claims that he lied about his qualifications when involved in arson cases.
Cleveland is now reviewing all 3,308 exhibits handled by him and has classed 480 as causing the highest level of concern.
More than 300 criminal cases in Cleveland and Staffordshire that were potentially botched by a scenes of crime officer accused of lying about his qualifications are being reviewed by the police watchdog.
Stephen Beattie, 49, first came under scrutiny in 2011 for his work for Cleveland and Staffordshire police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has now revealed that 355 of his cases are being looked at again.
In August last year it said that 90 cases involving suspicious deaths were being re-examined, but this has risen to 141. Another 214 arson investigations are also being reviewed.
Jimmy Savile has been stripped of the Freedom of Scarborough. Councillors in the town voted unanimously to remove the honour, in the wake of the sex abuse scandal.
His name will be struck off every council record. Last year Savile's name was taken off the roll of honour.
Scarborough Council is meeting today to strip Jimmy Savile of his freedom of the borough. His names was removed from the role of honour last year, when it was also agreed in principal that his freedom should be revoked. This is the first time this sort of thing has happened.
The Assistant Chief Constable of Northumbria Police spoke to our reporter Kenny Toal about today's announcement that the force has been found to be worst in the country at dealing with complaints.
The MP, and chair of the Home Affairs Committee, Keith Vaz has voiced his disappointment at the findings that Northumbria Police are considered to be the worst in the country when it comes to dealing with complaints.
A report by MPs has claimed that Northumbria Police is the worst in the country when it comes to dealing with complaints.
The independent watchdog, the IPCC, has ruled that the force had made the wrong decision in 53% of cases.
We asked people in Gateshead if they still trusted the force.
A report by the Government's Home Affairs Committee has highlighted failings in the way Northumbria Police deals with complaints.
The report was looking into the work of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
It revealed that when it came to appeals against the Northumbria Force's handling of specific complaints against it, the IPCC had ruled the force had made the wrong decision in 53% of cases.