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Police communications boss charged with making indecent images of kids

Cleveland police communications boss, 42, is charged with making indecent images of children

  • Will Green, 42, resigned as Corporate Communications head at Cleveland Police
  • It said he was suspended when he was arrested and he has now been charged
  • Force urged people to ‘avoid speculation which could prejudice proceedings’

A police force’s communications boss has been charged with making indecent images of children.

Will Green, 42, has resigned from Cleveland Police where he was Head of Corporate Communications, the force said.

It said he was suspended when he was arrested and he has now been charged over the images.

The charge related to off-duty conduct and people have been urged to ‘avoid speculation which could in any way prejudice proceedings’.

Communications boss at Cleveland Police (its headquarters, file image) Will Green, 42, has been charged with making indecent images of children

Green was employed by Cleveland Police from January 2017 to April 2021. Prior to that, he worked in communications for Northumberland NHS Foundation Trust, BBC News reports.

He was also a Hexham Courant reporter covering Tynedale in Northumberland, his LinkedIn profile reveals.

Assistant Chief Constable Lisa Orchard said: ‘As soon as we were made aware of the allegations, we began a thorough investigation and the staff member was suspended from their role.

‘As they have now been charged, and criminal proceedings are active, it would be inappropriate for me to comment any further in relation to the case at this stage.

‘We would, however, ask that people avoid speculation which could in any way prejudice proceedings.’   

Green is due to appear in court on July 16.

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