Ex-Northumbria Police lawyer loses tribunal case


A police force's top lawyer whose employment tribunal raised a series of allegations about affairs between senior staff, has lost her case.

Denise Aubrey, 54, who worked as head of legal services at Northumbria Police, was sacked for gross misconduct after being accused of disclosing confidential information to other members of her team.

She denied the claims saying the rumours were common knowledge and instead took the force to a tribunal where a string of damaging allegations were made against police top brass including details of affairs, a punch up at a barbecue and public money being spent on a cover-up.

Ms Aubrey lost her case after accusing the force of "sex discrimination, disability discrimination, victimisation and harassment".