Police chief 'punched his chief constable at barbecue after finds that he was having Affair with one of the "High ranking police"
A high-ranking police officer attacked his chief constable at a barbecue when he found out he was having an affair with his wife, a tribunal has heard.
Jim Peacock, chief superintendent at Northumbria Police, allegedly lashed out at his boss Mike Craik after discovering he was in a relationship with his wife Carolyn Peacock, assistant chief constable at the same force.
The alleged incident took place during a gathering at Mr Craik's house and led to officers being called to the property to try and calm the situation.
But it is claimed the call-out was later deleted from the police log - on the demands of the chief constable - amid fears the alleged fracas would be made public.
The force also sought to stop the allegations being fully reported by requesting the court ban the identity of the three former officers - an order that was lifted today