Ar­rest grope cop sacked

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A PO­LICE­MAN has been sacked for gross mis­con­duct af­ter he made sex­ual ad­vances to­wards a woman he ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of shoplift­ing.

The 36-year-old Cleve­land PC faced a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing last week at which an al­le­ga­tion that he had in­ap­pro­pri­ately touched the woman was up­held.

The In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Com­plaints Com­mis­sion said he had abused his po­si­tion as a po­lice of­fi­cer, acted with­out hon­esty and in­tegrity and be­haved un­pro­fes­sion­ally.

The woman was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of shoplift­ing in Stock­ton-onTees in Au­gust last year.

A com­plaint was made about the of­fi­cer’s be­hav­iour and he ad­mit­ted “cud­dling” the woman in cus­tody.

But his ac­tions were de­scribed as “rep­re­hen­si­ble” by the IPCC, who dis­missed him.

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