Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s deputy chief constable is to be put forward as the force’s next leader.

Temporary chief constable Alec Wood is expected to take up the role following the retirement of previous chief, Simon Parr.

Mr Wood has had a long and distinguished policing career gaining experience with several forces before joining Cambridgeshire police in 2013 as deputy chief constable.

Police and crime commissioner Sir Graham Bright said: “I would to congratulate Alec on reaching this milestone in the recruitment process. Alec will continue his role as temporary chief constable and I look forward to continue to work with him in this capacity.”

In line with statutory procedures Sir Graham is required to formally notify the Police and Crime Panel of the proposed appointment and they will then be required to arrange a public confirmation hearing.