Senior Derbyshire police officer receives caution for sending ‘menacing’ messages

Former Derbyshire police Chief Superintendent, Graham McLaughlin.
Former Derbyshire police Chief Superintendent, Graham McLaughlin.

A now retired Derbyshire police officer has been handed a caution for sending ‘menacing’ messages.

Graham McLaughlin, 52, a former Chief Superintendent at Derbyshire Constabulary, was arrested last October by Lincolnshire Police.
He has since retired, Derbyshire police confirmed.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “A 52-year-old man received a caution for contravening Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003 which prohibits the sending of messages of a menacing character by public electronic communications network.”
And a spokesperson for Derbyshire police said: “The arrest and investigation was undertaken by another force. It would therefore be inappropriate for Derbyshire Constabulary to comment on the matter.
“We can confirm he has retired.”