Police misconduct hearing over events leading up to fatal crash on A413 starts today

Investigation opened after a fatal collision

Investigation opened after a fatal collision

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The actions of police officers leading up to a crash which left two loved ones dead and another seriously injured could amount to ‘gross misconduct’, according to an independent review.

Three officers will appear at a Thames Valley Police hearing at Shaw House in Newbury Berks from today, the hearing is scheduled to last two weeks.

Malcolm Tindall, 64, of Somerville Way, Aylesbury, died along with the driver of a second car which veered onto the carriageway on the other side of the road, on March 4 2014 in icy conditions.

A passenger travelling in the second car was also seriously injured in the incident on the A413 close to Great Missenden.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it had concluded an investigation, and that the three police officers involved should face a gross misconduct hearing.

A statement from the IPCC issued to this newspaper this week read: “The IPCC has completed the investigation into the actions of officers prior to a fatal road accident on the A413, near Great Missenden on March 4, 2014.

“Our investigation found evidence to suggest that three officers have a case to answer for gross misconduct. The officers will attend a two-week gross misconduct hearing beginning on February 20.

“Following the conclusion of the misconduct proceedings and the inquest, our report will be considered for publication,” the spokesperson added.