Human trafficking can be stopped says crime commissioner after police rescue two children in Halifax

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The rescue of two suspected human trafficking victims found by police in Halifax shows the “vile crime” can be stopped, a crime commissioner has said. Mark Burns-Williamson, the police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire, today said that everyone could … Continue reading

What were the allegations made against ex-West Yorkshire Police chief Mark Gilmore?

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Ex-West Yorkshire chief accused of ‘disingenuous’ claim after losing legal battle with police and crime commissioner A retired police chief who had denied a series of allegations about his behaviour has lost a High Court fight with a police and … Continue reading

Retired chief constable in court dispute with police commissioner

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A High Court judge is analysing a dispute between a retired police chief and a police and crime commissioner. Mark Gilmore, former chief constable of West Yorkshire, says West Yorkshire police commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson has unfairly failed to decide whether … Continue reading

Ex-Chief Constable Mark Gilmore ‘was facing second wave of allegations from police colleagues’

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West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable was set to face a ‘second wave’ of damaging claims about his personal conduct when he decided to retire from policing, a High Court hearing was told today. More than 50 of his colleagues, including … Continue reading

Revealed: West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s £19,000 travel costs while working from home

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West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable racked up more than £19,000 in travel costs in the 15 months before he retired from the force, new figures have revealed. The total for Mark Gilmore’s car hire, flights, rail travel, accommodation and conference … Continue reading

Yorkshire police chief hits back at ‘spurious’ whistleblower allegations

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West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable was accused of misusing police resources and making comments of a sexual nature to female staff in the period before he retired from the force, the county’s crime commissioner has revealed. The claims made via … Continue reading

West Yorkshire Chief Constable’s bid to stop publication of vital conduct report

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The documents submitted to the High Court reveal the efforts by Mr Gilmore to stop the Lancashire Police misconduct report from being made public. The Yorkshire Post, among others, has made requests for the police and crime commissioner to publish … Continue reading

Ex-West Yorkshire Chief Constable sues former force over ‘negligent’ criminal probe

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West Yorkshire’s former Chief Constable Mark Gilmore is taking legal action against the police service in Northern Ireland over the criminal investigation which saw him suspended from his job. Mr Gilmore has announced he has lodged a civil claim in … Continue reading

Neil Wilby – Cost of police chief’s exit set to rise further as court proceedings issued

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Civil proceedings have been issued against the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Yorkshire concerning the outcome of a misconduct investigation that he ordered into his former chief constable, Mark Gilmore [1]. In response to a long running freedom of … Continue reading