THE former chief constable of Cheshire will find out his fate at a hearing today following a long-running investigation into his alleged behaviour at the force.

Simon Byrne, who was suspended as chief constable of Cheshire Police last year, is accused of gross misconduct for allegedly breaching the standards of professional behaviour.

Mr Byrne, 55, is alleged to have bullied and belittled staff after moving from the Met Police to take up the top role at the Cheshire force in 2014.

But the former chief constable strenuously denied the allegations against him during a public inquiry earlier this year.

The independent panel’s findings will be confirmed at a hearing at Warrington Town Hall at 2pm today.

And we will be running a live blog of the proceedings this afternoon – click here to follow the live updates.

Janette McCormick has held the post of acting chief constable with the force since Mr Byrne’s suspension.