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A PO­LICE of­fi­cer has been sacked after mis­us­ing a force’s com­puter sys­tem.

The of­fi­cer, who has not been named, was dis­missed with­out no­tice after a mis­con­duct hear­ing held by Dyfed-Powys Po­lice in De­cem­ber.

It heard that on four oc­ca­sions, be­tween Jan­uary 24, 2017, and March 23 of the same year, the of­fi­cer car­ried out searches on the force’s sys­tems with­out hav­ing a law­ful po­lice rea­son to do so.

The of­fi­cer ad­mit­ted the four com­puter mis­use of­fences and, on Septem­ber 11 last year, they were sus­pended.

It was al­leged their con- duct breached the stan­dards of pro­fes­sional be­haviour which re­late to con­fi­den­tial­ity and dis­cred­itable con­duct.

The hear­ing was con­ducted by chief con­sta­ble Matt Jukes of South Wales Po­lice.

He de­ter­mined the of­fi­cer’s be­haviour amounted to gross mis­con­duct and they were dis­missed on the spot.

The iden­tity of the of­fi­cer was with­held “due to the sen­si­tiv­i­ties sur­round­ing the na­ture of the of­fi­cer’s role”.

Po­lice HQ in Llan­gun­nor.

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