Police chiefs may face charges

Prosecutors are to consider bringing charges against a chief constable and his deputy after they were passed files from a misconduct inquiry overseen by the police watchdog.

Chief Constable Sean Price and his deputy Derek Bonnard have been suspended on full pay by Cleveland Police since they were held last year as part of a £2.5m inquiry into alleged misconduct in public office, fraud by abuse of position and corrupt practice. The two men have denied any wrongdoing and have begun legal proceedings.