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Wiltshire Detective Steve Fulcher will be required to attend a formal conduct hearing.
This is after the IPCC announced that DS Fulcher had a case to answer for gross misconduct.
A top police officer has been accused of gross misconduct over his handling of a high profile double murder case in Wiltshire. Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher led the investigation into the murders of Sian O'Callaghan and Rebecca Godden.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission says he ignored rules over the questioning of suspect Christopher Halliwell. And he ignored orders from his own force. Wiltshire police says its taking the matter very seriously and is carefully considering the IPCC's recommendations.
Read the full report into the investigation arising from Operation Mayan into the conduct of Detective Superintendent Stephen Fulchere here.
The Police watchdog the IPCC said DS Steve Fulcher has a case to answer for gross misconduct after he breached the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) forinterviewing murder suspect Christopher Halliwell in the back of a police car, during which he confessed to killing Becky Godden-Edwards.
Evidence was later withdrawn and declared inadmissible by a High Court judge.
Halliwell made a confession while he was under arrest for the murder of Sian O'Callaghan.
Detective Superintendant Fulcher was also found to have had inappropriate contact with the mediaduring the investigation when he conducted interviews with the BBC and ITV, despite no longer heading up the case.
He was suspended from Wiltshire Police on full pay, but was later reinstated.
Detective Superintendant Steve Fulcher, who lead the Sian O'Callaghan murder investigation in Wiltshire, is accused of committing gross misconduct, in an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.