Thurrock chief police officer's bail extended after arrest

Basildon Recorder: Thurrock chief police officer's bail extended after arrest Thurrock chief police officer's bail extended after arrest

A TOP police officer arrested on suspicion of a sexual offence has been rebailed.

Chief Inspector Ben Hodder, the district commander for Thurrock, was arrested on May 8.

He answered bail today and was rebailed until September, pending further enquiries.

Mr Hodder has been temporarily removed from his post as the borough's district commander.

Leigh Norris has stepped in as acting chief inspector while the investigation continues.

Last week, a police spokesman confirmed a man had been arrested in connection with an investigation into a sexual offence.

Mr Hodder had been a prolific Twitter user, but has not posted any messages since May 8.

 

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8:34pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Fab man says...

So much for innocent until proven guilty. Since it is a 'suspicion' of a sexual offence surely his name shouldn't be plastered all over the news until proved guilty in a court of law. If he is found innocent will the other person's name be reported in the Echo...Thought not.
So much for innocent until proven guilty. Since it is a 'suspicion' of a sexual offence surely his name shouldn't be plastered all over the news until proved guilty in a court of law. If he is found innocent will the other person's name be reported in the Echo...Thought not. Fab man
  • Score: 30

10:20am Sat 14 Jun 14

Rich;'Carol says...

Hang him .. Hes as guilty as Rolf Harris
Hang him .. Hes as guilty as Rolf Harris Rich;'Carol
  • Score: -14

11:49pm Sat 21 Jun 14

andyman1971 says...

I don't think it's fair that his name and picture has been put in the press before he has been charged. This will make for an unfair court case.
I don't think it's fair that his name and picture has been put in the press before he has been charged. This will make for an unfair court case. andyman1971
  • Score: 4

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