Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire's new chief constable confirmed

Dep Ch Const Andy Marsh
Image caption Andy Marsh was selected from a shortlist of four candidates

An experienced Hampshire police officer has been chosen as the force's new chief constable.

Deputy Chief Constable Andy Marsh will replace Alex Marshall, taking on his responsibilities from Monday.

Mr Marsh said it was a "real privilege" to continue the good work and progress achieved by his predecessor.

Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, said Mr Marsh was "the exceptional candidate for the job".

The appointment was unanimously confirmed by the Hampshire Police and Crime Panel.

Mr Marshall, who officially steps down on Sunday, will become chief executive officer of the newly-formed College of Policing.

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