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Police chief suspended over 'inappropriate behaviour'

Avon and Somerset Police Chief Constable Nick Gargan has been suspended while an independent investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards female officers and staff is carried out, the force has said.

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Suspended police chief was appointed last year

Avon and Somerset chief constable Nick Gargan has been suspended. Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Archive

Nick Gargan was appointed as chief constable of Avon and Somerset Police in March last year.

Mr Gargan started his career with Leicestershire Constabulary in 1988 after completing a degree in French and politics at the University of Leicester.

He worked extensively on the investigation into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

A spokesman for the force said: "The matter has been referred to the IPCC by the Police and Crime Commissioner. It is not appropriate for us to comment any further."

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