Bedfordshire Deputy PCC Resignation

19 September 2014, 17:32 | Updated: 19 September 2014, 17:38

It's emerged Bedfordshire's former Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner resigned, after concerns about her conduct relating to an attempted murder trial.

The Commissioner's office says Tafheen Sharif's position became untenable after a meeting in July.

They say the issue has been referred to the appropriate authorities.

A statement from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, Olly Martins, reads: "I was informed on 30 July by the Police and representatives of the Court of concerns about Ms Sharif's conduct in relation to an ongoing trial for attempted murder.

I met with her on 31 July and after discussions we concluded that her position was untenable.

For sub judice reasons it was not possible to comment on this matter, other than to confirm the resignation, while the trial and any subsequent sentencing were ongoing.

This issue has been referred to the appropriate authorities and it would therefore be inappropriate to make any further comment at this stage.

This situation is clearly completely different to my own, which is borne out by the announcement of the Crown Prosecution Service earlier this week."