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Police and crime commissioner back to work after serious heart treatment

Swindon Advertiser: Police and crime commissioner back to work after serious heart treatment Police and crime commissioner back to work after serious heart treatment

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, is making a phased return to work after receiving treatment for a heart condition.

Mr Macpherson was taken ill during a meeting in Trowbridge with Dr Andrew Murrison, the MP for South West Wiltshire, at the end of May.

He was discharged from the Royal United Hospital in Bath last month and has since been convalescing at home in Wiltshire.

Mr Macpherson has been kept fully briefed by senior Wiltshire Police officers about the fatal stabbing of Aulton ‘Tom’ Rogers in Swindon last week.

On Wednesday the Commissioner was in Devizes to meet his team in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Deputy Chief Constable Mike Veale.

He took the opportunity to sign a collaboration agreement under which four forces - Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset – will have a joint forensics service.

Yesterday, he met the constabulary’s medical officer who agreed that he could return to work for two days a week, an arrangement that will be reviewed after a month.

Next week the Commissioner intends to travel to Salisbury to see the new Bourne Hill Police Station which opened its doors on Monday.

 

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3:16pm Fri 4 Jul 14

The Real Librarian says...

My sympathies to Mr McPherson, however a serious question.

Recently the WestMidlands PCC, Bob Jones, died, aged 59

The election for his replacement is being held urgently and it has been agreed that no-one else has the mandate or othority to take any decisions other than basic admin matters. We assume this is the case in Wilts too.

That being the case, a man who is working two days a week only is not fit for the job and should resign immediately. There should clearly be some mechanism to force his removal from office, since he has not done the sensible thing.
My sympathies to Mr McPherson, however a serious question. Recently the WestMidlands PCC, Bob Jones, died, aged 59 The election for his replacement is being held urgently and it has been agreed that no-one else has the mandate or othority to take any decisions other than basic admin matters. We assume this is the case in Wilts too. That being the case, a man who is working two days a week only is not fit for the job and should resign immediately. There should clearly be some mechanism to force his removal from office, since he has not done the sensible thing. The Real Librarian
  • Score: 6

11:36pm Fri 4 Jul 14

roberto5 says...

You are a waste of public money Angus. Disgraceful. You haven't changed policing in Wiltshire one bit. Your role is Micky Mouse.
You are a waste of public money Angus. Disgraceful. You haven't changed policing in Wiltshire one bit. Your role is Micky Mouse. roberto5
  • Score: 2

8:18am Sat 5 Jul 14

BWB says...

roberto5 wrote:
You are a waste of public money Angus. Disgraceful. You haven't changed policing in Wiltshire one bit. Your role is Micky Mouse.
I agree.
He has as much authority as a PCSO. NONE.
[quote][p][bold]roberto5[/bold] wrote: You are a waste of public money Angus. Disgraceful. You haven't changed policing in Wiltshire one bit. Your role is Micky Mouse.[/p][/quote]I agree. He has as much authority as a PCSO. NONE. BWB
  • Score: 2

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