An Independent Police Complaints Commission has found ‘no evidence’ to support a newspapers claim of misrepresentation against the North Wales Police Crime Commissioner.
The separate investigations looked at claims Winston Roddick (North Wales) and Simon Hayes (Hampshire) misrepresented their home addresses when submitting nomination forms for the Police and Crime Commissioner election back in November. Back in August we reported on the allegations that had surfaced in the Mail on Sunday.
The IPCC investigations began after allegations from different complaints were referred to the IPCC by their respective Police and Crime Panels.
The IPCC said “Mr Roddick was interviewed under criminal caution by IPCC investigators. He provided a detailed statement that explained his living arrangements and his various links to North Wales.”
“The investigation found that there was no evidence to support the claim against Mr Roddick. On that basis, the investigation file was not passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).”
“Mr Hayes was interviewed under criminal caution. Details from that investigation were given to the CPS, who decided that no further action was to be taken.”
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