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Bexley police constable dismissed

PUBLISHED: 14:19 31 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:19 31 August 2018

'The Met Police are stalling on an investigation of the Leave campaigns which broke electoral law because it is too politically sensitive,' says a New European reader. Photo: Metropolitan Police

'The Met Police are stalling on an investigation of the Leave campaigns which broke electoral law because it is too politically sensitive,' says a New European reader. Photo: Metropolitan Police

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A former Bexley PC who admitted to assaulting police officers and malicious communications has been dismissed without notice.

PC Sarinda Welsh, formerly attached to Bexley Borough, answered allegations that her conduct amounted to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour in respect of ‘authority, respect and courtesy’ and ‘discreditable conduct’, at a special case hearing held on Wednesday, August 29.

On Wednesday August 15 PC Welsh was sentenced to a 12-month community order after pleading guilty to two counts of assault, and malicious communications.

The assaults were committed during an incident on Tuesday, 9 January, when PC Welsh was off-duty.

In addition to the community order, Ms Welsh was directed to engage with alcohol services and ordered to pay court costs of £300 and an £85 victim surcharge.

The special case hearing chairperson, upon hearing the evidence presented, decided that dismissal without notice was the appropriate action.


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