Derbyshire’s chief fire officer Sean Frayne has today been acquitted of all criminal charges following a rape trial.
The trial was held at Derby Crown Court from January 26 and concluded this morning.
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority issued a statement saying it acknowledges that the last year must have been difficult for everyone involved.
A spoeskman said: “As a matter of urgency, members of the Fire & Rescue Authority will now meet and further information will be issued when available.
Meanwhile interim arrangements remain in place for the on-going leadership of the service, ensuring the continuing safety of the people of Derbyshire.”