TwinFM

The online information & weekly news
service for Corporate Real Estate, Support
Services and Facilities professionals

News

An Open And Shut Case

An Open And Shut Case
Nov 9
2017
👤 by Brian Shillibeer

A senior West Midlands Police officer has been suspended after being summonsed for an offence under the Official Secrets Act.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale faces allegations relating to a failure to safeguard sensitive documents. ACC Beale is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court at 10:00am on December 7.

The Metropolitan Police carried out the investigation after the documents and other items were stolen from an unmarked car in May.

A number of personal belongings were taken during the theft, along with a locked box containing documents relating to police matters. The theft from the vehicle is being investigated locally.

Due to the nature of the documents lost, the Metropolitan Police Service was asked by West Midlands Police to undertake an independent investigation into any criminal liabilities.

Picture: For illustration purposes only

 

The MPS’ Specialist Operations Directorate has national responsibilities in relation to offences under the Official Secrets Act and it was deemed more appropriate for an outside force independent of the officer to investigate.

Tags

Subscribe to Our Weekly News Service

Your e-mail will be secure with us. We will not share your information with anyone !

Follow @ThisWeekInFM


Opinion

Are Building Management Systems about deliver what their name has been promising for far too long? A solution that manages the building? asks Simon Bl [...]

View more

Useful LinksTAKE A LOOK →

International News

G4S Belgium has agreed a six year deal to secure one of Europe¬ís busiest airports  [...]

View more international news

Recent Comments

Listening to your clients is the ONLY way to deliver on the level of customer service they want. Deafness causes friction and a breakdown of trust and [...]

We have tried and tested the majority of products to mask combat odours in the toilets the Ecobreeze is the 1st product we have tried that works! And [...]