PO­LICE OF­FI­CER DEATH BLAMED ON RU­MOUR OF AF­FAIR

In­quest told fears over ‘af­fair’ and work drove her to take own life

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - LAURA MOWAT

APO­LICE sergeant took her own life be­cause she was tor­mented by an al­leged af­fair be­tween her po­lice­man hus­band and a po­lice com­mu­nity sup­port of­fi­cer, an in­quest heard.

Sgt Louise Gib­son lived in Mac­cles­field but worked for Thames Val­ley Po­lice in Buck­ing­hamshire.

An in­quest heard that she was told by a col­league that her hus­band was hav­ing an af­fair with a PCSO based at the same sta­tion. She then dis­ap­peared from her par­ents’ home in Great King­shill, High Wy­combe, the day it was de­cided she would be ‘tem­po­rar­ily side- lined’ from front­line du­ties to deal with her mar­i­tal prob­lems. She was found hanged in nearby wood­land four days later.

l● Sgt Louise Gib­son

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