West Midlands PC sacked for relationship with abuse victim

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Image caption, Officers similar James Ankrett are an 'abhorrence' to police, his erstwhile brag says

Police person described arsenic an "abhorrence" an serviceman sacked implicit a narration with a home maltreatment victim.

PC James Ankrett abused his presumption of spot erstwhile helium formed a narration with the pistillate successful July 2017, West Midlands Police said.

The unit dismissed Ankrett for gross misconduct astatine a proceeding connected Thursday.

"This behaviour is simply a substance of heavy nationalist interest astatine this time," Chief Constable Dave Thompson said, referencing unit against women and the request for constabulary to enactment arsenic "champions" of "fair treatment".

Ankrett, the unit said pursuing the tribunal lawsuit successful September, had utilized his nonrecreational presumption to behaviour a "wholly inappropriate relationship".

The 31-year-old was charged pursuing an probe by the constabulary watchdog and placed successful a non-public facing role, past suspended from work aft appearing successful court, the unit said.

"Public spot is undermined erstwhile officers behave arsenic this serviceman has," Mr Thompson said. "The contented of unit against women and girls requires the constabulary to enactment arsenic champions for the just attraction of women."

Mr Thompson said prosecutions would beryllium sought against immoderate serviceman blameworthy of breaching their presumption successful the aforesaid way.

"Officers similar this person nary spot successful West Midlands Police," helium added.

"They are an abhorrence to the men and women who marque up this organisation who spell retired time successful time retired to support the astir vulnerable. They harm our lasting and nonrecreational reputation."

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