Anti-terrorist officer quits after London office space allegations


The UK’s most senior anti-terrorist officer yesterday resigned from his job following accusations concerning the refurbishment of his London office space.

As well as this, Assistant Commissioner Andy Hayman was also facing allegations over his expenses claims and trips he was said to have made abroad with a female member of staff.

He apparently decided to retire yesterday after revelations emerged about his frequent contacts with a member of the body that investigates complaints against the police.

His decision to retire came after Channel 4 News contacted him about the 400 phone calls and text messages he sent to a member of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Allegations against Hayman in part focussed on the £1 million refurbishment of a suite at his London office space in the Association of Chief Police Officers headquarters.