Police chief and senior officers probed over 'poorly handled' sex offender investigation

Greater Manchester Police's chief constable, Peter Fahy.

Greater Manchester Police's chief constable, Peter Fahy.

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

GREATER Manchester's chief constable and two senior officers are being investigated over claims an investigation was "poorly handled".

Ch Con Peter Fahy, as well as a detective superintendent and a detective chief inspector, have been issued with criminal and misconduct notices informing them their actions may have breached their standards of professional behaviour.

Ch Con Fahy's alleged involvement is realted to support that is said to have been given during the investigation.

The investigation has been launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after a whistleblower within the force raised concerns about multiple allegations.

A retired police officer has also been issued with a notice.

Three of the four have been told they are under criminal investigation.

The allegation relates to a "poorly handled investigation into a suspected sex offender".

Another senior officer, Ass Ch Con Terry Sweeney, has also been served with a gross misconduct notice for his oversight role in the disposal of body parts belonging to victims of the serial killer Harold Shipman.

The whistleblower has been interviewed by the IPCC.

Ch Con Peter Fahy said: "As a chief constable you face making complex decisions on a daily basis about many high risk and challenging situations.

"It is right that this decision-making is scrutinised and that I am held to account as part of this investigation."

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2:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

We pay for a new Crime Commissioner to investigate Police instead of them investigating themselves internally with assistance of the IPPC and guess what !. Should be suspended until proven innocent .
We pay for a new Crime Commissioner to investigate Police instead of them investigating themselves internally with assistance of the IPPC and guess what !. Should be suspended until proven innocent . thomas222
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3:31pm Tue 12 Aug 14

owencoyle99 says...

thomas222 wrote:
We pay for a new Crime Commissioner to investigate Police instead of them investigating themselves internally with assistance of the IPPC and guess what !. Should be suspended until proven innocent .
Funny I thought you was innocent until proven guilty
[quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: We pay for a new Crime Commissioner to investigate Police instead of them investigating themselves internally with assistance of the IPPC and guess what !. Should be suspended until proven innocent .[/p][/quote]Funny I thought you was innocent until proven guilty owencoyle99
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5:17pm Tue 12 Aug 14

thomas222 says...

owencoyle99 wrote:
thomas222 wrote:
We pay for a new Crime Commissioner to investigate Police instead of them investigating themselves internally with assistance of the IPPC and guess what !. Should be suspended until proven innocent .
Funny I thought you was innocent until proven guilty
Not in those situations.. Many people get suspended from all sorts of jobs with pay as this Man would. If your child went to a school and there was a claim made to the Police regarding the possible guilt of a pedophile would you want them suspending or leave them to do the job until they had been cleared or found guilty ?.
[quote][p][bold]owencoyle99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thomas222[/bold] wrote: We pay for a new Crime Commissioner to investigate Police instead of them investigating themselves internally with assistance of the IPPC and guess what !. Should be suspended until proven innocent .[/p][/quote]Funny I thought you was innocent until proven guilty[/p][/quote]Not in those situations.. Many people get suspended from all sorts of jobs with pay as this Man would. If your child went to a school and there was a claim made to the Police regarding the possible guilt of a pedophile would you want them suspending or leave them to do the job until they had been cleared or found guilty ?. thomas222
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