In the Media

Newspaper 'pressured' police chief for interview

PUBLISHED March 15, 2005

Labour MPs claimed last night that the Nottinghamshire chief constable had been put under "extreme duress" by a Sunday newspaper to make the politically charged allegations that he was struggling to cope with murder cases.

Graham Allen, the Labour MP for Nottingham North, claimed that the Sunday Telegraph had threatened Steve Green, the Nottinghamshire chief constable, that unless he gave the interview they would reveal details of covert operations being undertaken by his force against key criminals.