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Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner To Step Aside

Stephen Bett

2:42pm 19th June 2014

Norfolk's first ever Police and Crime Commissioner has temporarily stepped aside after an investigation into his expense claims was announced by the IPCC.

Stephen Bett was accused of claiming mileage for driving from home to work at the police headquarters in Wymondham.

He told KLFM News in November that as he has an office at home, he therefore considered trips to his other office as an expense.

He later said he would pay back the £3000.

In a statement today he said: ”This allegation is not new, has already been independently scrutinised and found to be baseless. However, in order to protect the integrity of the IPCC’s investigation, and to avoid any damage being caused to the office of Police and Crime Commissioner or to Norfolk Constabulary, I feel that to step aside from my duties is the right thing to do.

“I have every confidence that the IPCC’s investigation will fully exonerate me. I have at all times been transparent and done everything above board.“

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