A Manchester Police chief pretended to be a Malvinas veteran for years

This is Nick Adderley, former Chief of Police of Greater Manchester, England. He was discharged after discovering that practically his entire military life was a hoax, including his participation in the 1982 war, when he was just 15 years old.

27 de June de 2024 18:27

Adderley missed the final day of the trial and showed no remorse after wearing a fake medal.

Former Chief Superintendent of Greater Manchester Police's Tameside and North Manchester divisions, Nick Adderley, has been tried at a military misconduct hearing .

He had lied on his resume in such a way that he even dared to wear a former combatant's medal from the Malvinas War , which was completely false , to the point that in 1982 the faker was only 15 years old .

Once the scheme was discovered, he was dismissed without notice from his position in the Northamptonshire force.

“He built a naval military legend that was not true,” they highlighted at the misconduct hearing chaired by Callum Cowx , a former member of the Royal Navy, Army and Police.

Adderley claimed that he had served in the Royal Navy for 10 years when he had only served for two, said he had attended the Royal Naval College Britannia for four years although he was rejected , and claimed to have been a military “commander or lieutenant” in Haiti , a country he had never visited.

Callum Cowx made clear the deficiencies of the selection processes in the security forces and raised the seriousness of the irregularity detected .

“There is serious and continuing public concern about the scrutiny of police officers, and yet here is someone who has managed to fly under the radar,” the hearing chair noted.

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Danielle Stone warned: “This case has put Northamptonshire Police in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons,” adding: “We now need to work to restore a reputation for honesty.” and integrity, which are fundamental values.”

For his part, Adderley missed the last day of the trial but presented a written statement through his lawyer Matthew Holdcroft , through which he showed no regrets after more than 30 years of "career."

“I have had the privilege of serving the communities in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Northamptonshire and it has been the greatest honor of my life to lead the brave men and women in those forces,” he said in the letter.

By Agenda Malvinas

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