POLICE say they will not be investigating former Welcome to Yorkshire boss Sir Gary Verity at the current time.

Sir Gary resigned last month amid revelations that concerns had been raised about his behaviour towards staff and his expenses and that two external, independent organisations were being appointed to investigate.

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said it will await the findings of the independent investigation commissioned by Welcome to Yorkshire into its former chief executive.

She added: "It has been agreed that the full findings of this independent review will be shared with West Yorkshire Police and if at any time evidence is identified of criminal offences this will be brought to the immediate attention of West Yorkshire Police."

Sir Gary said he had voluntarily agreed to reimburse any money owed. He added: "I always tried to set the highest standards of personal performance and leadership. Where this has been achieved I am grateful and when on occasions, I have fallen short I apologise."