Businessman who helped secure millions of pounds worth of contracts lavished hospitality on Cleveland Police chiefs

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC left red-faced after failing to pay bill

7:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

A BUSINESSMAN secured a million of pounds worth of contracts from Cleveland Police while footing the bill for lavish hospitality for senior members of the force who were embroiled in a corruption investigation.

Man who sparked Operation Sacristy corruption probe into Cleveland Police says it was necessary

The Northern Echo: No regrets: Mark Braithwaite

9:35pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

THE man who first raised allegations of corruption which led to a major three year investigation into Cleveland Police said last night it had been necessary.

Football matches, rugby games and free food - the benefits of being at the top of Cleveland Police

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC left red-faced after failing to pay bill

6:10pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE hunt to find the records of hospitality enjoyed by the people at the top of Cleveland Police proved to be more difficult than detectives expected.

Close links between heating firm and jailed former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority revealed in Operation Sacristy investigation

The Northern Echo: DENIES CHARGE: Dave McLuckie

6:25pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE close connection between the former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority and a heating firm getting maintenance contracts from the force has been revealed.

Trip to watch detective play came out of the taxpayers' pocket

The Northern Echo: Former chief constable of Cleveland Police Sean Price

5:10pm Friday 7th March 2014

BUYING tickets for a murder mystery play as a present to celebrate your girlfriend’s birthday is not unusual but using your corporate credit card to foot the bill is.

Police chief used inappropriate relationship with police authority chair to boost pay, report finds

The Northern Echo: Police are refusing to confirm the identities of the three arrested but it is believed that Chief Constable Sean Price is one of the trio.

5:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

SEAN Price used his “inappropriate and allegedly corrupt” relationship with the chair of Cleveland Police Authority to become one the highest paid policemen in the country, the Sacristy report found.

Senior officers ran Cleveland Police like "medieval fiefdom", claims police watchdog

The Northern Echo: CHALLENGES AHEAD: Independent Police Complaints Commissioner Cindy Butts

4:29pm Friday 7th March 2014

SENIOR officers at Cleveland Police ran the force like a “medieval fiefdom”, the police watchdog has said.

Cleveland Police chiefs enjoyed a booze fuelled trip to the States for awards ceremony

The Northern Echo: Sean Price, right, and former police authority chairman Dave McLuckie

4:50pm Thursday 6th March 2014

A TRIP to Denver for two award-winning detectives was turned into a booze fuelled freebie for the two men who headed up Cleveland Police.

The career of former Cleveland Police Chief Constable Sean Price

The Northern Echo: Former Cleveland Police Chief Constable Sean Price

11:24am Thursday 6th March 2014

March 2003, Sean Price takes over the role of chief constable from Barry Shaw in the wake of the Operation Lancet inquiry. He promises a fresh start for the force after five years of bitter internal wrangling during the inquiry.

Disgraced former chief constable claims there was a 'witch-hunt' as criminal investigation ends without charge

The Northern Echo: SACKED: Sean Price

6:50am Thursday 6th March 2014

A DISGRACED former police chief has branded the criminal investigation into his alleged corrupt behaviour as a "witch-hunt" and compared it to policing methods portrayed in 1970s television series Life on Mars.

Extravagant spending of Cleveland Police revealed as corruption investigation results in no charges

The Northern Echo: BOUQUET BILL: Flowers by Edwina, in Middlesbrough

8:55pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

FLOWERS, exclusive hotels, expensive restaurants and foreign trips were all funded by the taxpayer as documents revealing the extent of corporate credit card spending at Cleveland Police were made public.

Chief Constable looking forward to the challenge of driving Cleveland Police forward

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable of Cleveland Police Jacqui Cheer

7:53pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

SINCE taking over as Temporary Chief Constable more than two years ago Jacqui Cheer has promised to create a bright new future for Cleveland Police.

Operation Sacristy: no-one to face criminal charges despite 41-month investigation

The Northern Echo: Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer and Director General of the National Crime Agency Keith Bristow at the press conference.

6:50pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

A MULTI-million pound investigation into allegations of corruption at a North East police force has resulted in no criminal charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

Former Cleveland Police Authority chairman cleared of corruption allegation

The Northern Echo: DENIES CHARGE: Dave McLuckie

7:19pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

THE former chairman of Cleveland Police Authority has spoken of his relief that he will not be facing any further criminal charges after the CPS decided there was insufficient evidence to secure a conviction.

Insufficient evidence to bring Operation Sacristy prosecuctions, says CPS

4:04pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

INSUFFICIENT evidence meant there was no realistic prospect of convictions as a result of Operation Sacristy, said the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Wife of sacked police chief resigns from Cleveland Police ending disciplinary proceedings against her

The Northern Echo: LEFT JOB: Heather Eastwood, the wife of disgraced former chief constable Sean Price, has resigned from Cleveland Police

6:00am Thursday 9th May 2013

THE wife of disgraced Cleveland Police chief Sean Price has resigned from her post with the same force putting a stop to disciplinary proceedings against her.

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