LEAF IT OUT! Of­fi­cer is sacked over naked prank

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A PRO­BA­TION su­per­vi­sor has been sacked af­ter video emerged of a NAKED man us­ing a leaf blower in a grave­yard.

An­thony Hutchin­son was spared jail in June but or­dered to carry out 120 hours of un­paid work on the com­mu­nity pay­back scheme af­ter lead­ing po­lice on a 130mph chase through Dorset.

One clip shows the 25-year-old wear­ing a priest’s robes and ad­dress­ing the cam­era, while another ap­pears to show him in the grave­yard with his trousers around his an­kles.

A se­ries of videos and pho­tos on so­cial me­dia show Hutchin­son lark­ing around with his fel­low com­mu­nity ser­vice work­ers.

He cap­tions one: “Mine and Char­lies (sic) last day on com­mu­nity ser­vice to­gether. been emo­tional bro. Hope you com­mit some crime soon so we can be to­gether again haha [sic]’.

Pro­ba­tion work­ers’ union NAPO said Work­ing Links, the com­pany in charge of the com­mu­nity pay­back scheme, was “un­fit for pur­pose”.

NAPO said it had “se­ri­ous con­cerns re­gard­ing Work­ing Links and the ser­vice they are cur­rently de­liv­er­ing”.

A spokesman added: “They are not able to de­liver even a ba­sic pro­ba­tion ser­vice and are let­ting down the com­mu­ni­ties they serve.”

NAPO gen­eral sec­re­tary Ian Lawrence de­scribed Hutchin­son’s ac­tions as “ap­palling”.

Work­ing Links op­er­ates the Dorset, Devon and Corn­wall Com­mu­nity Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Com­pany (CRC), which de­liv­ers com­mu­nity pay­back for low and medium-risk of­fend­ers in the South West.

It said the video was an iso­lated in­ci­dent and con­firmed a su­per­vi­sor has since been sacked.

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