The former Deputy Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, who was sacked yesterday for gross misconduct, has spoken for the first time since his dismissal.
Derek Bonnard invited ITV News' cameras to his home to strongly deny that he is guilty of any wrongdoing and to confirm that he will appeal against the ruling.
Mr Bonnard spoke to our correspondent Rachel Bullock.
You can watch her full report below.
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He has agreed a two-year contract at St. James' Park and becomes the tenth new face in the Magpies' first team squad this summer.
On the back of three consecutive Championship wins, the Magpies sit fourth, poised to move into the automatic promotion places.
Callum Young, who will now be 23, was last seen on August 27 last year at his home in Hylton Road.