New West Mercia police chief announced

New West Mercia Chief Constable David Shaw
Image caption New West Mercia Chief Constable David Shaw

A new Chief Constable of West Mercia has been chosen to replace Paul West.

David Shaw, who began his career with West Midlands Police and who has served as Deputy Chief Constable with West Mercia, will take over.

He will advise the police authority on the possibility of developing an alliance with the neighbouring Warwickshire force.

Mr West retires on 31 July having been the longest serving Chief Constable in the force's history.

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