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Troubled security and business outsourcing firm G4S has lost its third UK CEO in two years, after its new CEO left the job after only seven months in the saddle.

Troubled security and business outsourcing firm G4S has lost its third UK CEO in two years, after its new CEO left the job after only seven months in the saddle.

G4S UK and Ireland head Eddie Aston left his job at the end of last week, and the company has given no reason why he left, nor has Aston.

Aston has been temporarily replaced by regional outsourcing managing director Peter Neden.

Previous CEO Richard Morris quit the job last year after the company was accused of overcharging during a prisoner tagging contract. And previous to that CEO David Taylor-Smith left the company after G4S' shambolic handling of security during the 2012 London Olympics.

Aston became CEO of G4S last October, shortly after joining the company from logistics and delivery firm DHL.

After the tagging scandal, G4S was at one point banned from bidding for government contracts, but it is now allowed to tender for them again.