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Ex-police chair not guilty

The former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority, Dave McLuckie, has been found not guilty of intimidating a witness.

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Former police chairman denies charge

The former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority has appeared in court charged with intimidating a witness.

The court heard that Dave McLuckie tried to get the witness to stop co-operating with police, while he was the subject of a corruption investigation.

He denies the allegation.

Dan Ashby sent this report from Newcastle Crown court for our lunchtime bulletin on Wednesday:

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