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Two senior Met Police officers facing probe

The actions of two high-ranking Metropolitan Police officers are being investigated following the suspension of a borough commander.

Ch Supt Colin Kennedy, who was in charge of Richmond and Twickenham in west London, was suspended 11 days ago over allegations of gross misconduct.

A temporary superintendent was also placed on restricted duties over claims of "failures in duty".

Now the inquiry is looking into the response of two other officers.

The force would not confirm which rank the two officers were, but NPCC ranks in the Met include chief superintendents, commanders, deputy assistant commissioners, assistant commissioners, the deputy commissioner and the commissioner.

"Neither of these officers have received formal notifications of investigation or been restricted or suspended at this time. The investigation is in its early stages," the Met said in a statement.

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