Lincolnshire Police chief constable Neil Rhodes suspended
Neil Rhodes, the chief constable of Lincolnshire Police, has been suspended from duty.
The temporary chief has been relieved of his duties while "investigations are being considered" into potential conduct matters.
Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick has appointed Alec Wood as acting chief constable with immediate effect.
A statement released this morning by Mr Hardwick's office said: "The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire has been made aware of potential conduct matters involving the Temporary Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Neil Rhodes.
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"The Commissioner can confirm that Mr Rhodes has been suspended from duty while investigations are being considered.
"It should be emphasised that suspension is a neutral act and it should not be inferred from the decision to suspend that the potential conduct matters have been proven.
"Following consultation with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the matters in question have been referred to them.
"The Commissioner has appointed Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood as Acting Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police with immediate effect."