Ex-police chief held in stalking and assault case

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A RETIRED senior police officer who now holds a management post at the force’s criminal justice unit has been arrested on suspicion of assault and stalking.

Former Humberside Police Chief Supt Colin Andrews, 57, was held after a man and a woman were allegedly assaulted in Hull.

Mr Andrews, who retired last year, has been suspended from his civilian role as business manager at the criminal justice unit.

A spokeswoman for the force said in a statement: “Humberside Police were called at 1909 hours on Tuesday 20 August reporting an alleged assault of a 38-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman outside an address on Park Grove, Hull.

“Police resources were deployed and a 57-year-old Hull man was arrested at a 1950 hours on the same evening in West Hull.

“The 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of assault by beating and one of stalking.

“He has been subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.”