In the Media

Soham: inquiry lambasts police failures

PUBLISHED June 22, 2004

A "systematic and corporate" failure by Humberside Police was at the heart of the fiasco of the botched vetting of Ian Huntley, the Soham murderer, an inquiry will conclude today.

Despite the hard-hitting criticism of Humberside and what is described as the "very serious failings" of the force's "senior management", the Chief Constable, David Westwood, is understood to be defying calls for his resignation.