Former Humberside detective Colin Andrews guilty of stalking

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Image caption Colin Andrews was a senior detective with Humberside Police

A former Humberside Police detective has been found guilty of stalking and intimidation.

Colin Andrews, 59, was convicted of four charges but a jury at Manchester Crown Court cleared him of rape.

The former detective chief superintendent had continued to work for the force as a civilian following retirement.

The court had heard during the trial Andrews had sat outside his victim's house and phoned her 89 times.

He was found guilty of harassment, aggravated stalking, common assault and witness intimidation.

He was cleared of three other charges.

'Future considered'

Andrews was Humberside Police's criminal justice unit manager at the time of his arrest.

Chief Constable Justine Curran said: "As soon as I became aware of the allegations against Mr Andrews I took personal action to ensure a proportionate and independent investigation."

Andrews remains an employee of the force.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "Mr Andrews is currently suspended from work and his future employment will be considered in accordance with the force internal conduct procedures. "

Andrews was granted bail and will reappear at Manchester Crown Court on 13 March for sentencing.

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