Sunday Mirror

Cops sacked after joyride


TWO police officers who drove a seized car at 89mph have been sacked.

PC Shaun Pearce and PC Daniel Pike were targeting danger drivers when they impounded the highperfor­mance car, then shared footage on WhatsApp of PC Pearce driving.

The hearing heard that while waiting for a recovery vehicle to arrive, they drove for over three miles before returning the seized car to the same position.

A disciplina­ry hearing ruled the Devon and Cornwall officers were guilty of gross misconduct.

Det Supt Paul Kessell said: “They have undermined the public’s trust and confidence in the police force.”

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