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ACTION DROPPED AGAINST CRIME COMMISSIONER

Current PCC for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Simon Hayes

simonhayesThe Crown Prosecution Service has decided to take no further action against Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes, after allegations he misrepresented his home address ahead of the PCC elections in 2012.

Back in August of this year, Mr Hayes was interviewed by Police following reports that he had been misleading about his home address on the nomination form for the position of Police and Crime Commissioner, which replaced police authorities in 41 force areas across England and Wales.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) have provided a report to the CPS showing that there was no evidence to support the allegation and taking this into consideration, the CPS have decided that Mr Hayes will not face prosecution.

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Police and crime commissioners are elected officials, responsible for appointing the Chief Constable of their force, setting local policing priorities, and overseeing their force’s budget.

In a statement released this week, a spokesperson for Simon Hayes said:

“When this allegation was made, the commissioner was quite content that it should be investigated by the IPCC, and is equally content with the outcome and that the CPS found there was no case to answer.

“The communities of Hampshire and Isle of Wight however should be assured that their commissioner is a man who promotes high moral and ethical principles, and upholds the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.”

Photo: hampshire-pcc.gov.uk

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