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.