A new assistant chief constable has been appointed for Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Nav Malik was most recently working with Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Strategic Alliance and will take over from current ACC Mark Hopkins, who retires in the summer.

Chief Constable Alec Wood said: “I am delighted that Nav has accepted this position and I look forward to working with him over the coming years.

“I think Nav will fit in really well and will be a real asset to the force.”

Mr Malik said: “It is an honour to have been offered this opportunity and can't wait to get started in my new role.

“I have been impressed with the work I have seen in Cambridgeshire and look forward to meeting people in the county and our partners over the coming months.”

Nav has 26 years of service with the police. He started his career in Leamington Spa and following his probation period was appointed detective constable. His career allowed him to remain within CID and major crime throughout his promotions up to detective superintendent.

He has also been a hostage negotiator and co-ordinator for more than 13 years. He is married and has two sons.

Nav will start with Cambridgeshire Constabulary on June 1.