TWO senior county police officers are under investigation

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THE chief constable and deputy chief constable of Northamptonshire Police are being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission it has emerged.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee and Deputy Chief Constable Suzette Davenport from Northamptonshire Police remain in their posts and Northamptonshire Police Authority says it has confidence in the pair.

Two other senior officers, one from West Midlands Police and one from Staffordshire Police, are also being investigated.

The commission’s inquiry relates to Staffordshire Police’s investigation into Kevin Nunes’ 2002 murder.

It is claimed the four, who are either former or serving Staffordshire Police officers, withheld potential evidence.

Northamptonshire Police Authority has released a statement saying: “Northamptonshire Police Authority is aware that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is managing an investigation into allegations against a number of former and serving Staffordshire Police officers, which relate to the handling of a criminal case from several years ago in Staffordshire.

“We can confirm that allegations have been made in relation to Chief Constable Adrian Lee and Deputy Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, who both served in Staffordshire Police.

“The authority has considered information provided by the IPCC and remains completely confident in both the Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable.

“We wish them to continue driving the Force forward in these challenging times and their focus, along with that of the authority, remains on building upon the significant successes of last year in improving force performance, managing the budget gap, and making Northamptonshire an even safer county.”