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MP comments on Cumbria Police whistleblowing case

October 21, 2013 7:02 PM

Tim with policeSouth Lakes MP Tim Farron has commented on the news that no one will be prosecuted after a six-month long police investigation into a whistle-blower who leaked a crime commissioner's expenses claims for chauffeur-driven cars. Tim said:

"I welcome the news that the final person who remained under investigation over the Richard Rhodes leaked documents case has been released without charge. This is good news and vindicates what I and others have been saying for months - that these people are whistleblowers and not criminals."

"The Police have spent a huge amount of money and time on this investigation while disrupting the lives and careers of a number of people by these arrests. Given that people in Cumbria sometimes feel let down by the way the Police allocate resources, questions should be asked about why the Force spent so much time and resources on a case that affected the constabulary itself when we have finished with no action being taken."