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Former Norfolk police chief Phil Gormley investigated for misconduct

PUBLISHED: 08:51 27 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:12 27 July 2017

Phil Gormley pictured when he was appointed as chief constable of Norfolk Constabulary in 2010. Photo: Archant

Phil Gormley pictured when he was appointed as chief constable of Norfolk Constabulary in 2010. Photo: Archant

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Police Scotland’s chief constable Phil Gormley is being investigated for misconduct following a complaint.

Phil Gormley is now chief constable of Police Scotland where he is being investigated. Photo: Archant Phil Gormley is now chief constable of Police Scotland where he is being investigated. Photo: Archant

Mr Gormley, who was chief constable of Norfolk Constabulary from 2010 to 2013, confirmed he was being investigated by the Police Investigations Review Commissioner (PIRC).

Mr Gormley said: “I am cooperating fully with the PIRC and will provide all necessary assistance to bring this matter to a timely and satisfactory conclusion.

“In fairness to others who may be involved, it is not appropriate for me to comment further at this time.

“I would like to stress that I remain focused on leading Police Scotland, ensuring that we continue to serve and protect the people of this country.”

The details of the complaint against him have not been made public, but the Scottish press report they centre on a bullying allegation.

The complaint was referred to the PIRC by the Scottish Police Authority whose job it is to hold the chief constable to account.

If the complaint is upheld he could be dismissed.

After leaving Norfolk in 2013, Mr Gormley became deputy director of National Crime Agency and in 2015 he joined Police Scotland.

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