More than 300 criminal cases to be reviewed by IPCC

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.

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IPCC review crime scene officer's work

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, Independent Police Complaints Commission.