To be attributed to Chris Hoare, Wiltshire Police Authority Chairman, on behalf of Wiltshire Police Authority and Wiltshire Police:
“Further to the Coroner’s verdict today, our sincere and heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with David’s family, partner Joanna and friends in these tragic circumstances.
This has been an exceptionally difficult period for all concerned, not only for David’s family, partner and friends, but also for many within our organisation.
We note that the coroner recognised that we had put in place comprehensive welfare arrangements which focussed on David’s needs.
A good employer has a duty of care to all its employees. They need to feel able to raise concerns – and know they will be dealt with.
Thirteen members of staff raised a total of 26 individual allegations which were being investigated by an outside force at the time of David Ainsworth’s tragic death.
The staff and managers who came forward did so bravely, rightly and properly. They will continue to receive our full support.”
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