One candidate left for top job

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ONE of two candidates in the running for South Yorkshire’s top policing job has pulled out of the race.

Stuart Hyde was Cumbria Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable when he applied to become South Yorkshire’s Chief Constable last year following the retirement of Med Hughes.

But this week he was appointed as Cumbria’s Temporary Chief Constable when former top man Craig Mackey joined the Metropolitan Police as its Deputy Commissioner.

Mr Hyde has now withdrawn his application to South Yorkshire, leaving West Yorkshire Police Deputy Chief Constable David Crompton, who has already been interviewed, as the only candidate for the job.

The vacancy is to be discussed by South Yorkshire Police Authority tomorrow.