West Yorkshire Police confirmed that they will not launch a criminal investigation into allegations of financial misconduct by Sir Gary Verity while he was Welcome to Yorkshire's Chief Executive.
The force confirmed that it had met with representatives of Welcome to Yorkshire and was aware of the allegations made against Sir Gary. A spokesperson from West Yorkshire Police said:
Sir Gary is reported to have paid back around £40,000 to Welcome to Yorkshire after making "errors of judgement" with his expenses.
Responding to the police force's decision, former Sheffield council leader Lord Scriven said the force had:
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Scriven added: "I may now have to refer this to the Independent Office Police Conduct."
Responding to the claim Sir Gary repaid £40,000 in expenses before quitting, a spokeswoman said: