The Durham police commissioner Ron Hogg has asked for an acting boss to be appointed after suddenly taking unwell.
A statement from Mr Hogg, the Labour elected Police, Crime and Victims Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington, on Thursday night said he wasn’t well.
“He has therefore written to the Chair of the Police and Crime Panel to ask that the Panel consider appointing an acting Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the functions of the PCVC will continue to operate across County Durham and Darlington, at a crucial time for policing,” said the statement.
“The Police and Crime Panel will meet on 20 September 2019 to consider the request.
“Ron has received good wishes from a large number of people recently, and he wishes to express his thanks.”
No further details about Mr Hogg’s illness were disclosed.