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Local MP Tim Farron says the situation with Stuart Hyde has descended into farce.
Tim Farron has criticised the estimated half a million pounds cost of the probe, and the time it has taken to come to a conclusion.
The temporary Chief Constable of Cumbria Police is being allowed to return to work.
Stuart Hyde was suspended last September over allegations of misconduct. He was cleared, but another investigation muddied the waters and he still wasn't allowed back.
Cumbria Police announced today that he would be coming back next week - and Mr Hyde issued a statement saying he had learned lessons from his ordeal, and was pleased to be able to return to work.
However, he also said he would retire by the end of the year.
Tim Backshall reports:
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, says that he fully supports the decision to invite Stuart Hyde back to work:
Stuart Hyde says he is pleased to be able to return to work as Deputy Chief Constable:
Cumbria's suspended temporary Chief Constable Stuart Hyde will return to work as Deputy Chief Constable on 9th September.
The announcement came from the temporary Chief Constable, Bernard Lawson who released the following statement:
Mr Lawson also noted that Mr Hyde indicated that he intended to retire from 31st December 2013.