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New Chief Constable for Leicestershire Police

Simon Cole
Mr Cole started his career with West Midlands Plice

A new Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police has been appointed.

Simon Cole, currently the Deputy Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, takes up the role in the summer, replacing Matt Baggott.

Mr Cole, who began his career with the West Midlands force in 1988 and moved to Hampshire Constabulary in 2003, said he was "really excited" by his new job.

He added that his role would be to build on existing good practice and make further improvements.

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