Decision due on top cop position

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SOUTH Yorkshire Police Authority has agreed to re-interview two candidates for the role of chief constable.

David Crompton, West Yorkshire Police’s deputy chief constable, and Stuart Hyde, Cumbria Constabulary’s deputy chief constable, are understood to be in the running for the job.

The second interview will involve all members of the authority and take place on January 23.

Charles Perryman, chair of South Yorkshire Police Authority, said: “We feel it is important for all members of the Authority to be involved in choosing a new chief constable for the county.

“We have two very strong candidates and this is an extremely important decision for South Yorkshire to make.”

A decision on the appointment is expected to be made by the end of January.