The new Deputy Chief Constable for Cleveland Police has been named as Iain Spittal, who is currently serving with North Yorkshire Police.
He has been working as Assistant Chief Constable in North Yorkshire Police since April of last year.
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The rescue on Easter Monday was the second incident in three days for the Scarborough team.
PC David Myers, 47, was rushed to hospital after the blaze in Seaton Carew, County Durham last Monday, but later died.
Crucial expansion joints on the entry and exit ramps on the Gateshead side need urgently replacing. Work is expected to last up to 12 weeks.