Hucknall PC Chris Young sacked over sexual misconduct

PC Chris Young
Image caption PC Chris Young was cleared of seven charges of sexual misconduct at the trial in December 2014

A Nottinghamshire police officer has been sacked for gross misconduct.

PC Chris Young, who worked in Hucknall and Worksop, admitted breaches relating to relationships with women he met as part of his policing duties.

Mr Young was acquitted of six charges of sexual misconduct at a trial in 2014 but was dismissed by a police panel.

A police spokesman said officers were governed by a Code of Conduct and different standards applied to them in addition to criminal law.

Mr Young, 47, admitted breaches connected to the women dating back to 2005 and also admitted misusing police systems and mishandling a piece of property.

The force also paid tribute to the bravery of the women who had come forward.

Mr Young had offered to resign after his acquittal but this was refused as the chief constable decided he should face a full hearing.

The Police Federation criticised this move, insisting valuable time and money had been wasted to "achieve an identical outcome".

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