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Chair of Cheshire Police watchdog told to resign over “outdated” LGBT comments

Chair of Cheshire Police watchdog told to resign over “outdated” LGBT comments

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The chairman of Cheshire’s police watchdog is facing growing calls to resign following ‘outdated’ remarks about officers supporting LGBT equality.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane has published an open letter to Bob Fousert, chairman of the Cheshire police and crime panel, urging him to step down.

June 18, 2019
Campaigners reveal scale of concern over fox hunting in Cheshire

Campaigners reveal scale of concern over fox hunting in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping
Figures released by campaigners have revealed the scale of concern surrounding alleged illegal fox hunting across Cheshire.

The League Against Cruel Sports received 21 reports of suspected incidents during the 2018-19 hunt season – which began last November and ended recently.

May 2, 2019
Hunt supporters claim Cheshire police chief has “obsession”

Hunt supporters claim Cheshire police chief has “obsession”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Hunt supporters have continued their war of words with Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner after learning the county’s fox hunting review cost taxpayers £34,000.

April 17, 2019
Cheshire PCC Keane grilled over role in former Chief Constable inquiry

Cheshire PCC Keane grilled over role in former Chief Constable inquiry

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
David Keane insists he followed legal advice from the “top QC in the land” when pursuing ex-chief constable Simon Byrne’s gross misconduct inquiry.

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) was grilled on his role in putting forward 74 allegations against the officer at a police and crime panel meeting on Friday.

March 17, 2019
Pro-hunt campaigners blast Cheshire Police Crime Commissioner

Pro-hunt campaigners blast Cheshire Police Crime Commissioner

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Attempts to make sure hunts in Cheshire are planned and conducted lawfully have been labelled a “ridiculous waste of money” by pro-hunting campaigners.

The Countryside Alliance has accused David Keane, Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), of having an ‘obsession with hunting’ and called on him to spend his force’s resources on tackling “real crime” instead.

March 5, 2019
Police pledge to improve monitoring of hunts in Cheshire

Police pledge to improve monitoring of hunts in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping
Police chiefs are hoping to improve public safety and build up trust by improving the way they monitor hunts in Cheshire.

Huntsmen and saboteurs sat row-by-row at Cheshire Police’s Clemonds Hey headquarters in Winsford to hear David Keane, the county’s police and crime commissioner, grill newly-appointed Chief Constable Darren Martland on how the force deals with hunt-related incidents.

February 27, 2019
Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner blames Government for funding cost

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner blames Government for funding cost

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) says the Government is “passing the baton” for funding the force on to residents.

David Keane has told the Cheshire police and crime panel he will ask acting chief constable Janette McCormick how much money will be needed in 2019-20 before launching a public consultation in January about raising the council tax precept.

December 18, 2018
Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

Body cameras for Cheshire Police officers worth £787,000 costs, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
A former police officer who worked in the force’s complaints department believes the roll-out of body-worn cameras for Cheshire’s officers is money well spent.

The office of David Keane, Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, has revealed that it will cost £787,000 to allow all front-line officers to have access to the equipment.

April 17, 2018
David Keane

Cheshire Police Commissioner issues challenge to Chancellor over funding

The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner has set down a challenge to the Chancellor to provide fair funding for Cheshire’s police force.

David Keane has issued an open letter outlining the challenges that could be posed by a “woeful” flat cash settlement.

November 24, 2017
Simon Byrne

Cheshire Police Chief Constable suspended amid misconduct allegations

The Chief Constable of Cheshire Police Simon Byrne has been suspended and faces allegations of gross misconduct, it emerged today.

The decision, by Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane, follows advice from the IPCC.

August 23, 2017
David Keane

Cheshire Police Commissioner warning over substance attacks

Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has warned criminals involved in corrosive substance attacks that they face tough action.

David Keane’s warning comes after a substance attack in Lymm, and a number of high profile cases in London and other parts of the UK.

August 22, 2017
Cheshire Police improves ‘Stop and Search’ after inspection

Cheshire Police improves ‘Stop and Search’ after inspection

Cheshire Police has improved its use of ‘Stop and Search’ after failing to comply with several features of the scheme.

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary carried out a revisit inspection into Cheshire’s “Best Use of Stop and Search” (BUSS) Scheme.

September 25, 2016
Nantwich pensioner stars at Cheshire Police ACE Awards

Nantwich pensioner stars at Cheshire Police ACE Awards

A Nantwich pensioner who has been making tea for the town’s officers for 49 years, has been honoured with a lifetime award.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Chesters was the star of the show at the Cheshire Constabulary ACE Awards event.

September 20, 2016