THE criminal investigation launched after police received concerns that information was leaked to the media relating to the Police and Crime Commissioner has concluded.

A 50-year-old employee of Cumbria Constabulary, arrested in April on suspicion of data protection offences and misconduct in a public office, will face no criminal action. 

A misconduct investigation will now commence in relation to any internal breach of the Code of Conduct. She remains suspended from work.    

A force spokesperson said: "Cumbria Constabulary’s staff and police officers have a duty to protect and manage the information they have privileged access to.

"Any allegations relating to a breach of this position need to be investigated to ensure our communities can have trust and confidence in the way we deliver policing in the county."