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Police Inspector sacked for inappropriate relationships

A police inspector has been sacked after a panel found him guilty of gross misconduct for having sex with vulnerable women, including a victim of hate crime and an offender who had been issued with a caution. Anthony Lumb – an officer with 27 years’ experience with Sussex police – was dismissed from the force […]

Police Inspector ‘Formed inappropriate relationships’ with vulnerable women

A police inspector is facing allegations that he formed “inappropriate relationships” with five vulnerable women. Sussex Police Inspector Anthony Lumb is accused of acting inappropriately on several occasions when he engaged in sexual activity while on duty. The conduct is alleged to have taken place between 2002 and 2016, according to the force website. Mr […]

Former police officer and care worker gets life for attempted murder.

A former police officer and  care worker, who used eye drops and a bleach-based cleaning fluid to poison colleagues at a residential home, has been given a life sentence. Melissa Swift was handed a minimum term of eight years after a court heard how she also sent an anonymous bloodstained letter to her step-sister, threatening […]

“Face of the Force” Top Cop Sacked For Fraud

A senior police officer accused of mortgage fraud, once the face of the force, has been sacked. Chief Inspector John Buttress, 48, was dismissed for ‘gross misconduct’ following a week-long disciplinary hearing. He was accused of failing to tell his mortgage provider that he was using part of his north Wales farmhouse for holiday lets. The […]

Police officer couldn’t control sexual urges

A police constable was “unable to contain his urges” as he committed a string of sexual assaults while on duty, a court has heard. Christopher Hopkins, 41, is said to have targeted his three alleged victims between 2006 and 2013 – an under-age girl, a 17-year-old girl and a work colleague at Merseyside Police. The […]