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Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly misses out on Scotland top job

He was one of the final three candidates

Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly has missed out on his bid to become Police Scotland’s new chief constable.

Bill Skelly took on the top job in Lincolnshire in early 2017 and at the end of June this year it was revealed that he was one of the three final candidates for the Police Scotland job.

PCC Marc Jones tweeted his support for the application at the time.

Chief Constable Skelly has been a former Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland. Before moving to Lincolnshire he was the Deputy Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police since 2013.

Meanwhile, Iain Livingstone has been named as the new chief constable of Police Scotland.

He has been in interim charge of the force since last autumn when previous chief constable Phil Gormley was being investigated over allegations of gross misconduct, which he continues to deny.

Iain Livingstone will officially take up the £216,549 per year role on August 27.

The Lincolnshire Chief Constable role is remunerated at £146,986 per year, totalling £183,986 with pension contributions.