ADAM SIMMONDS TRIAL: No retrial for former Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner charged with leaking sensitive data

Former Northamptonshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds will not face a retrial over allegations he leaked sensitive data, a report has said.

Friday, 28th July 2017, 7:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:52 am
Former Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds stood accused of leaking confidential data.

Simmonds stood accused of passing on confidential information about a criminal investigation into Wellingborough MP Peter Bone and his wife Jeanette between November 2013 and May 2014.

But a jury at Southwark Crown Court failed to reach a verdict following 12 hours of deliberation on July 20.

It emerged tonight that Mr Simmonds will not face a retrial as it was "not in the public interest", a Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said.

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This means the case is now closed with a not-guilty verdict for Mr Simmonds.

Mr Simmonds was elected as police and crime commissioner for Northamptonshire in 2012, but chose not to stand for re-election in 2016.