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Walsall's adult social services boss sacked

The head of adult social services in Walsall has been dismissed.

Paul Davies had already not worked for more than a year after being suspended along with two colleagues in January 2013.

His dismissal came after an inquiry into procedures and practices undertaken in the department, Walsall Council leader Mike Bird said.

The council has not revealed the reason or circumstances surrounding Mr Davies's dismissal.

He has the right to appeal against the decision.

"This is a matter of internal procedures that according to the findings of the panel were not adhered to," Mr Bird said.

"When you're in public life you have to, whether you like it or not, follow the rules and regulations that lay down practices that make sure you don't breach the rules."

In a further statement, the local authority said: "It is the council's policy and practice not to comment on individual employment matters and therefore we cannot make any further comment."

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