James Wharton MP has called for Cleveland Police to 'move forward and regain public trust.' The Stockton South MP was speaking after it emerged the force was being made to pay over £500,000 in compensation to a Middlesbrough solicitor.
James Watson was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and detained in a police station for 29 hours in June 2009.
He was never charged with any offence and the investigation failed to find evidence against him.
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