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Suspended constable, Mark Gilmore.  (photo: Belfastelegraph.co.uk)

Suspended constable, Mark Gilmore. (photo: Belfastelegraph.co.uk)

A chief constable in the UK has been suspended from his position, pending the results of a fraud investigation, according to a report in the Belfast Telegraph.

Mark Gilmore, chief constable of the West Yorkshire police department, is being investigated in his home country of Northern Ireland on bribery charges that concerned the  awarding of police vehicle contracts in Northern Ireland.

Gilmore worked most of his adult life for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).  Seven men have been arrested in connection with the fraud investigation, according to the Belfast Telegraph report.  Two others were detained in England, sent to Northern Ireland, and conditionally released.

“The reason for this suspension is as a result of information I have received from the Police Service of Northern Ireland arising from an investigation announced by them earlier this week,” said West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson.




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