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Northamptonshire's ex-police and crime commissioner charged

Adam Simmonds Image copyright Northamptonshire Police
Image caption Adam Simmonds was Northamptonshire's first police and crime commissioner,

A former police and crime commissioner has been charged with breaching the Data Protection Act 1998.

Conservative Adam Simmonds was Northamptonshire's first police and crime commissioner, but did not stand for re-election in May.

The Crown Prosecution Service said "a thorough review of the evidence" had led it to charge Mr Simmonds with one offence.

No date has yet to be set for a court appearance.

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