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Police Death Report

A report has severely criticised Wiltshire Police Authority over the death of Wiltshire's Deputy Chief Constable, David Ainsworth, who took his own life.

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David Ainsworth Inquest: Wiltshire Police statement

A statement has been released on behalf of Wiltshire Police Authority and Wiltshire Police in response to the inquest into the death of David Ainsworth

Our sincere and heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with David’s family, partner Joanna and friends in these tragic circumstances.

This has been an exceptionally difficult period for all concerned, not only for David’s family, partner and friends, but also for many within our organisation.

We note that the coroner recognised that we had put in place comprehensive welfare arrangements which focused on David’s needs...

– Chris Hoare, Wiltshire Police Authority Chairman

Thirteen members of staff raised a total of 26 individual allegations which were being investigated by an outside force at the time of David Ainsworth’s tragic death.

The staff and managers who came forward did so bravely, rightly and properly. They will continue to receive our full support

– Chris Hoare, Wiltshire Police Authority Chairman

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