Gloucestershire

Coroner Alan Crickmore has bail extended in fraud case

Alan Crickmore
Image caption Mr Crickmore was suspended from duty in December 2010

The Gloucestershire coroner has had his bail extended until 26 September after he was arrested on suspicion of fraud, theft and money laundering.

Alan Crickmore, 56, was suspended from duty in December 2010 when the Solicitors Regulation Authority began investigating his Cheltenham law firm.

He was arrested last January and has since been declared bankrupt.

A police inquiry is looking into alleged breaches of the solicitors' code of conduct and accounting rules.

His deputy David Dooley has taken over conducting inquests with the help of two assistants drafted in from other counties.

In April Mr Crickmore was granted bail until 17 July but police have contacted him to say he is not required to report back to them until 26 September.

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