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 as Dan Ashby reports.
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