THE former head of corporate communications at Cleveland Police has been charged with making indecent images of children.

John William Green, more commonly known as Will Green, was suspended when he was arrested and has since resigned from his role.

The charges relate to alleged off-duty conduct.

Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Orchard said: “As soon as we were made aware of the allegations, we began a thorough investigation and the staff member was suspended from their role.

“As they have now been charged and criminal proceedings are active it would be inappropriate for me to comment any further in relation to the case at this stage.

“We would, however, ask that people avoid speculation which could in any way prejudice proceedings.”

The 42-year-old will appear at court on July 16.