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Image caption Senior West Midlands Police officer Marcus Beale was suspended from the force. A senior counter terrorism officer with West Midlands Police is facing possible dismissal for leaving top secret papers in the boot of his car. The highly classified documents were stolen from Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale's unmarked car in May. A force disciplinary panel has found him guilty of gross misconduct. In December Mr Beale, who is due to retire in April, pleaded guilty to failing to safeguard information under the Official Secrets Act. Magistrates fined him £3,500 and he has been suspended on full pay since November. The panel heard several classified documents - including top s... Full story

13 February