Ex Humberside detective Colin Andrews jailed over stalking

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Image caption Colin Andrews was working as a civilian for Humberside Police at the time of his arrest

A former Humberside Police detective chief superintendent has been jailed for 12 months after being found guilty of stalking and intimidation.

Colin Andrews, 59, from Brough, East Yorkshire, was convicted on four charges in a trial at Manchester Crown Court in January.

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

He was cleared of three other charges, including a charge of rape.

The jury heard Andrews had sat outside his victim's house and phoned her 89 times.

'Clear message'

Andrews had continued to work for the force as a civilian following retirement.

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

The investigation into Andrews was started by the force's anti-corruption unit then carried out independently by Durham Constabulary, overseen by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

He was suspended from work following his arrest and Humberside Police said "his future employment is currently being considered in accordance with the force internal conduct procedures".

Humberside Police's Chief Constable Justine Curran said: "I hope the conclusion of these proceedings sends out a clear message that criminal behaviour, regardless of the position or social standing of the offender, will be investigated and prosecuted."

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