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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