Banbury Police Officer fired

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Banbury Police Constable Christopher Field has been dismissed from the Force following a misconduct hearing.

The officer was found to have claimed sick leave contrary to evidence that came to light between December 2015 and March last year suggesting he was actually fit for duty.

PC Field made false and misleading representations to Thames Valley Police regarding the nature and severity of a back condition which constitutes gross misconduct.

Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell said: “We obviously recognise the importance of supporting injured officers and do all that we can to support their return to work. PC Field was offered such support but did not take advantage of it. Instead he chose to mislead the Force and as can be seen such actions have no place in Thames Valley Police”

Following a two week hearing, PC Field, who was stationed at Banbury, was dismissed on December 2.