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GMP Chief Facing Criminal Probe

Sir Peter Fahy handed gross misconduct notice over 'poorly-handled' child sex abuse investigation

Published on August 12th 2014.


GMP Chief Facing Criminal Probe
 

CHIEF CONSTABLE of Greater Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, 55, is to come under scrutiny by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) for an alleged 'poorly-handled investigation' into a suspected child sex offender.

"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."

Confidential understands that the allegations against Fahy, made by a whistleblower currently working in the force, relate to an investigation that may have put a vulnerable child in danger of a suspected paedophile.

Three other GMP officers, one retired, have also been informed they are under investigation by the IPCC.

In separate allegations, the IPCC are investigating claims that the force misled families of the victims of serial killer Harold Shipman regarding the disposal of body parts.

Fahy's colleague, GMP Assistant Chief Contable Terry Sweeney, has been handed a gross misconduct in relation to the Shipman investigation.

Serial killer Harold ShipmanSerial killer Harold Shipman

Samples from twelve of Shipman's exhumed victims were kept for more than a decade by Greater Manchester Police for testing, before allegedly being disposed of without the consent of the victim's families.

Sir Peter Fahy has released this statement: "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."

Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk has called for the Chief Constable to be suspended.

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousAugust 12th 2014.

Sounds like the death bell is finally sounding for this man who is more concerned with public soundbytes than actually doing his job. He damaged Cheshire, and has left a trail of destruction in Manchester.

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AnonymousAugust 13th 2014.

Could he arrest himself for all of that?

AnonymousAugust 13th 2014.

What damage has left?.Please give some examples,if you are going to make such a sweeping statement about the character of a man.

Simon TurnerAugust 13th 2014.

His dreadful tactics at Barton Moss should have been investigated. Confrontational and heavy handed. Made needless arrests. Dozens of those arrested had charges thrown out by the court. He was wasting our money...

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AnonymousAugust 13th 2014.

You were wasting our money By insisting on protesting there everyday.Its a shame you personally cannot be asked to contribute for the waste of police resources and budget to deal with your mob.

AnonymousAugust 13th 2014.

A lot of moaners trying to find any small fault in a man,which you will with anyone in any position of power.The police in a Greater Manchester in my experience are fairly tolerant and fair and that's a big cultural change from the 1980s when it was led by someone who really did have his own agenda,and it was not a very progressive one,especially if you happened to be gay or belong to any group he despised.

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