Former police watchdog boss denies assaulting girl

The former head of Britain’s police watchdog today has denied repeatedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl while working as a lifeguard in the 1980s. Michael Lockwood, 65, is said to have carried out the offences when he was a part-time lifeguard and fitness instructor at a sports centre in Hull. He stood down as director general of the Independent Office for Police Conduct In December 2022 when Humberside Police began a criminal investigation. Lockwood appeared at the Old Bailey to deny…

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