The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy faces a criminal investigation over a ‘poorly handled’ investigation of a suspected sex offender.

Sir Peter Fahy will not be suspended from his role and will be allowed to continue to head one of the United Kingdom’s biggest police forces.

Sir Peter Fahy is one of three serving constables that have been serviced a criminal and gross misconduct notice.

Another officer has been handed a gross misconduct notice which it is alleged the body parts belonging to victims of serial killer Harold Shipman were disposed by Greater Manchester Police, without the permission of families.

Non of the officers will be suspended over the investigation Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has confirmed.