Chief constable to step down

Standing down: Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle

Standing down: Chief Constable Jim Barker-McCardle

First published in News

The chief constable of Essex Police will stand down before the end of his contract, it has been confirmed.

Jim Barker-McCardle told the Police and Crime Commissioner candidates in an e-mail three weeks before Thursday's poll.

He said he was resigning for personal reasons but has not set a date for his departure.

Full story in Monday's Gazette.

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