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Bosses reveal interim chief after fire boss suspension

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 19, 2014

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A TEMPORARY boss has been placed in charge of fire services in Derbyshire after the current chief executive was suspended following an allegation of rape.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service’s brigade managers appointment panel has revealed that deputy chief executive Joy Smith take the role of temporary chief executive, with deputy chief fire officer Terry McDermott taking the lead on all aspects of ‘operational service delivery’.

This comes after Sean Frayne was suspended from his position after being charged following an allegation rape that relates to an incident that is alleged to have taken place in Etwall in 2006.

His trial will take place in November.

He will next appear for a plea and case management hearing on June 5.

He was bailed on condition that he does not contact the complainant, or another named person, and that he resides at his home address in Huddersfield.

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