HAMPSHIRE police’s chief constable Andy Marsh has welcomed the outcome of an investigation into allegations of his misconduct.
The investigation, conducted by Essex police, found there are no grounds to justify serving misconduct allegations against Mr Marsh, to do with his handling of claims concerning Stanbridge Earls School, in Romsey.
Mr Marsh said: ‘I would like to thank everybody for their support.
‘Effective policing requires high public confidence across our communities. This trust helps police to protect vulnerable people and to create a hostile environment for the most serious criminals.
‘Confidence in policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is not just at an all-time high, the independent crime survey consistently shows it to be considerably higher than in other parts of the country.
‘That is because trust is built by the actions of thousands of dedicated police officers and staff who do not make the headlines, but serve the public every hour of every day.’