Hearing delay for police boss Nick Gargan

PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 April 2015

Nick Gargan

Nick Gargan

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A GROSS misconduct hearing for Avon and Somerset Constabulary Chief Constable Nick Gargan, who faces allegations of acting inappropriately with female members of staff, has been adjourned.

The hearing was scheduled to take place next week.

Mr Gargan was suspended on full pay from his £150,000-a-year job in May last year after being accused of making inappropriate advances to female staff.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens called an internal inquiry, to decide whether Mr Gargan can keep his top role.

The chairman of the misconduct panel, Dorian Lovell-Pank QC, has adjourned the misconduct hearing in order to address disclosure issues.

A preliminary hearing will be held on April 24 in front of the misconduct panel of Dorian Lovell-Pank QC, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary Wendy Williams and independent member John Rickard. A date has not yet been set for the full misconduct hearing.

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