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Manchester PC quits over 'sleeping with prostitutes' claim

A police officer who was arrested over claims he slept with three prostitutes while on duty in Greater Manchester has resigned.

The constable was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, and an investigation has been launched by Greater Manchester Police's Professional Standards Branch.

He resigned earlier this month and remains on bail until February.

A police spokesman said the allegations concern three women.

"Greater Manchester Police's Professional Standards Branch are investigating three separate allegations that a police officer had a sexual relationship with three women whilst on duty," he said.

"The offences took place on different occasions.

"A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, he remains on police bail until 4 February 2015.

"He was placed on restricted duties but has subsequently resigned."

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