Humberside Police name Lee Freeman as Chief Constable preference

Lee Freeman Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Lee Freeman started his career at the City of London Police in 1993

The preferred candidate to be the new chief constable of Humberside Police has been named by the region's police and crime commissioner (PCC).

Lee Freeman, 48, has been selected to replace Justine Curran, who stepped down in February.

He is currently the force's temporary deputy chief constable.

PCC Keith Hunter said Mr Freeman has been appointed temporary Chief Constable with immediate effect pending approval by the Police and Crime Panel.

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Mr Freeman, from Grimsby, began his career with the City of London Police in 1993.

Mr Hunter said: "I will put forward Lee as the preferred candidate to the Police and Crime Panel with a recommendation for them to approve the selection. That meeting will take place in June."

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