Former Humberside police authority chair Colin Inglis was due to appear in court today charged with 14 counts of indecent assault in relation to allegations of historic child abuse.
Inglis was chair of the authority at the time of the Bichard Inquiry into the Soham murders in which Humberside Police was heavily criticised for deleting their records of previous sexual offence allegations against Ian Huntley.
Inglis, who was also leader of Hull Council, was forced to leave the Police Authority in September after the Labour party suspended him from the party. This followed the launch of a police investigation into the allegations.
A North Yorkshire police spokesperson said that following an investigation by his force on behalf of Humberside police Inglis had been charged with 14 counts of indecent assault in relation to allegations of historic child abuse in the Humberside area.
Inglis was due to appear before magistrates in Hull.