Kent Police superintendent arrested over theft not charged

Supt Rachel Adams Supt Rachel Adams was arrested in August in Kings Hill on suspicion of shoplifting

A senior Kent Police officer who was suspended from duty after she was arrested on suspicion of theft will not face criminal charges.

Supt Rachel Adams, who was area commander of Medway police, was arrested on 27 August in Kings Hill near Mereworth.

Kent Police said the Crown Prosecution Service had decided not to charge her.

A spokeswoman for the force said she remained suspended from duty pending a decision over disciplinary proceedings.

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