Only applicant recommended for top police job in Lincolnshire

Chief constable Neil Rhodes and police and crime commissioner Alan Hardwick An earlier dispute between Neil Rhodes and Alan Hardwick was described as a "soap opera" by an MP

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The temporary chief constable of Lincolnshire has been recommended for the role on a permanent basis by the man who previously suspended him.

Only one candidate, Neil Rhodes, applied for the £141,000-a-year post.

It followed his suspension by the force's police commissioner Alan Hardwick over concerns about his involvement in an employment dispute.

His appointment will be formally proposed at a public meeting in December.

Mr Rhodes was reinstated in March after a judicial review and a report by Sir Peter Fahy, chief constable at Greater Manchester Police, cleared him of any wrongdoing.

Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz described the saga as a "soap opera".

However, Mr Hardwick said: "The selection panel members were unanimous in the view that Mr Rhodes has the required skills to lead Lincolnshire Police over the coming years, and I look forward to continuing to work with him."

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