Late Chief Constable had relationships with 38 women, says report

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London, Nov 27 : Late Chief Constable Mike Todd is said to have had relationships with 38 women while he was head of Greater Manchester Police, according to an official report.

The tangled love life of the head of Greater Manchester police is being investigated to see if it affected his ability to do his job or put national security at risk.

Investigators have uncovered liaisons with 38 women during his six years as head of the force, including officers and civilian workers, as well as women outside the police service.

Todd, 50, was also known to have had at least a dozen relationships, while he was a police chief with the Metropolitan police.

An inquest in October found that he died from exposure on Mount Snowdon in March, when the state of his mind was affected by alcohol, sleeping drugs, and confusion over turmoil in his private life.

His widow, Carolyn, who confronted her husband about one of his affairs shortly before he died, said after the inquest that she had forgiven him for his string of affairs.

"I have forgiven him, and Michael's family have forgiven him. The tragedy is that Michael never felt able during his career to seek the help he badly needed, and he never knew that we could and have forgiven him," the Telegraph quoted her as saying.

Todd's private life is being scrutinised by Sir Paul Scott-Lee, Chief Constable of West Midlands Police. And a senior Met source admitted that Todd should have not been given a higher post.

"The Yard let itself down over Mike Todd. His affairs were known about and he should never have been recommended to GMP as someone suitable to be chief constable," the source said.

ANI

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