Chief Constable has been asked to resign

Avon & Somerset's Chief Constable Nick Gargan has been asked to resign over misconduct charges. A disciplinary report is also to be published.

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National police chief says Gargan should go

Avon and Somerset Chief Constable Nick Gargan was found guilty of eight counts of misconduct. Credit: PA

The Police and Crime Commissioner of Avon and Somerset has received a letter from Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary in support of a Nick Gargan resignation.

The letter - which was sent to Sue Mountstevens - could help decide the fate of her Chief Constable, who was found guilty of eight counts of misconduct by an independent panel.

In the letter Sir Tom Winsor confirms he agrees the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset should go. Nick Gargan has 14 days to respond.

Commissioner Mountstevens told us the situation had been "damaging for everyone concerned".

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