TWO leadership roles at Cheshire Police have been decided in the first raft of appointments made by new chief constable Simon Byrne.

The police boss has appointed two officers into the role of assistant chief constable.

They are Guy Hindle, aged 47, who has 28 years experience policing in Cheshire, and Mark Roberts, aged 46, who previously served for 21 years with Greater Manchester Police.

Both have completed the national senior command course, Mark graduating in March 2013 and Guy graduating in March 2014.

Mark was formerly a Detective Superintendent in charge of investigations within the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.

Guy was Cheshire′s Detective Superintendent in charge of major investigations.

Chf Con Byrne said: "Cheshire has a new and very dynamic leadership team that has demonstrated a real commitment to serving the public through the delivery of effective and efficient policing.

"The appointments of Guy and Mark will provide additional energy and drive as we address the threat of criminality in Cheshire and support victims and communities."

Last week Janette McCormick was appointed deputy chief constable, after acting in the role.