Chief Constable loses legal action: full report

The chief constable of Avon and Somerset, Colin Port, is facing a hefty bill tonight after he lost a legal challenge against the force's newly-appointed Police and Crime Commissioner.

Colin Port argued that Sue Mountstevens' decision not to extend his contract when it expires at the end of this month wasn't lawful.

But a High Court judge rejected his claim to be allowed to stay in his job until the matter is sorted out. Bob Constantine reports from the High Court.


Court Action Against PCC

The Chief Consable of Avon and Somerset is mounting a legal challenge over his forthcoming departure. Colin Port's contract has not been renewed by the newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioner, Sue Mountstevens.