A police community support officer had a ‘sex’ with a member of the public

A police community support officer had a sexual relationship with a member of the public over a two-year period.

The PCSO, who worked for Cheshire Police, retired from the force during an internal investigation into the matter. He was officially fired during a disciplinary hearing last month.

Cheshire Police have now said the PCSO met the woman he had a relationship with while “on duty”.

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The force said the relationship began in 2016 and ended in 2018.

A misconduct hearing was held last month. The force recently released a summary of the hearing which reads: “Violation of standards of professional behavior relating to authority, respect and courtesy and dishonorable conduct.

“Between 2016 and 2018, a police community support officer engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman he met while on duty. The staff member retired during the investigation. Result: terminated (wasn’t the staff member already retired).”

Cheshire Police declined to comment further.

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