Hugh Orde to review Kent investigation

Despite his critics over the handling of the Northern Bank investigation, Hugh Orde is to send a PSNI team to review Kent Constabulary’s investigation of the the �53m robbery at a Securitas depot in the county last month.

Kent Chief Constable Michael Fuller said officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland would review the Kent case to ensure the force had “identified and exploited all possible lines of inquiry” and that the investigation was professional and thorough. Mr Fuller said: “This is recognised good practice in the police service and we value the opportunity to learn from our colleagues.

“This review allows experienced investigators independent of our inquiry to look at what we have done and what we plan to do and to help us take stock.” A team of officers is expected to arrive this week, he said.