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Senior officer Lee Bruckshaw condemns GMP over £500k investigation

A senior police officer has criticised his own force and chief constable following a 15-month, £500,000 probe into claims he perverted the course of justice.

Ch Supt Lee Bruckshaw was accused of trying to intervene in the case of a Greater Manchester Police (GMP) sergeant accused of shoplifting.

He eventually received "management advice" after a charge of perverting the course of justice was dropped.

GMP said its inquiry "took too long".