Senior housing employee sacked over conduct breach

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A senior member of the Housing Executive has been sacked following an investigation into work practices.

Its understood the housing and regeneration assistant director, Ross Campbell, has been dismissed.

The inquiry examined whether work was carried out for Mr Campbell's benefit by one of the Executive's contractors.

It is believed Mr Campbell paid for any work done but it is understood the Executive accused him of breaching its code of conduct.

A spokesman for the Executive said: "The officer has the right to appeal under this procedure and therefore we can't comment further."

The director of housing, Colm McCaughley, who was Mr Campbell's boss, is currently suspended. He is being investigated in relation to a separate incident.

In March 2010, the Housing Executive asked police to investigate its involvement in how land at a site on Nelson Street in Belfast was zoned for planning.