Met Police brings in Channel 4's Martin Fewell to replace Dick Fedorcio

The Met Police has brought in Channel 4 News' deputy editor as head of comms to replace Dick Fedorcio.

Dick Fedorcio will be replaced by Martin Fewell
Dick Fedorcio will be replaced by Martin Fewell

Martin Fewell’s move follows on from the resignation of Fedorcio in March after the Met decided to initiate proceedings against him for gross misconduct.

The former Channel 4 man announced that he would be leaving the broadcaster earlier this month after ten years in the role of deputy editor.

This followed time spent as launch editor for BBC News 24 and deputy editor of the BBC Radio 4 bulletins, The World At One and The World This Weekend.

Fedorcio's departure came ahead of an Independent Police Complaints Commission report which criticised the police service for ‘poor judgment’ in hiring a former News of the World executive as a comms advisor.

Fedorcio was on a period of extended leave ahead of his departure while the IPCC put together its report, which also criticised the police for a ‘blurring’ of professional boundaries.

 

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