SFO and DPP chiefs


Mark Thompson, formerly the Chief Operating Officer at the Serious Fraud Office, was appointed Interim Director, replacing David Green. Days earlier Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions, announced she will step down in September at the end of her five-year contract. She will join City law firm Linklaters. The search has begun for an ‘extraordinary candidate’ to take the £206,000-a-year job.

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