Supertram boss fired from post after allegations of gross misconduct

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A SENIOR boss at Stagecoach supertram has been sacked over an allegation of gross misconduct.

A SENIOR boss at Stagecoach supertram has been sacked over an allegation of gross misconduct.

Glenn Stocks, who was general manager based at the tram company’s depot, off Woodbourn Road, Attercliffe, has been dismissed from his post and police have been called in.

Details of the allegations made against Mr Stocks have not been revealed.

But his dismissal follows an internal investigation at the firm’s depot.

A spokeswoman for Supertram’s parent company, Stagecoach, said: “We can confirm that a Supertram employee has been dismissed for gross misconduct following an internal disciplinary investigation.”

South Yorkshire Police confirmed they have been made aware of the case but that no formal investigation has yet been launched.

Officers are waiting for full information about the alleged wrongdoing from Stagecoach management before deciding whether to proceed with a criminal inquiry.

A force spokeswoman said: “South Yorkshire Police are aware of a potential allegation but have not received a formal complaint.

“It’s early days and until we have full information, we can’t really predict what will happen.”

Mr Stocks was appointed general manager at Stagecoach Supertram in October last year.

He had worked for the company since being part of the original Supertram construction team in the early 1990s.

Over the last two decades, Mr Stocks has held a variety of roles and was most recently responsible for the engineering team before his promotion to general manager.

His role involved responsibility for the day-to-day running of the company.

Mr Stocks worked beneath Tim Shoveller, who oversees Stagecoach’s light rail operations in Sheffield and Manchester, as well as being managing director of Sheffield-to-London rail operator East Midlands Trains.

Mr Stocks was unavailable for comment about the allegations that led to his dismissal.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, which is responsible for public transport in the county, said the issue was an internal matter within Stagecoach Supertram.

Stagecoach has brought in a senior manager from its rail division, Margaret Kay, to help run Supertram after Mr Stocks’ departure.

Ms Kay was human resources director at East Midlands Trains.