Top police role for Scarboro’ man

A SCARBOROUGH man with more than 20 years’ experience in senior public service management has been appointed as the new chief executive of Cleveland Police Authority.

Stuart Pudney, 54, who for the past five years has been deputy chief executive with the North Yorkshire Police Authority, joins Cleveland at a time when, according to its chairman, it is facing “major challenge and change”.

Mr Pudney, who was born and educated in Scarborough, has worked in his home town, York, Harrogate, and for the past 20 years in Northallerton including a long-period as head of the county’s Trading Standards and Regulatory Services.