West Mercia Police officer could face misconduct proceedings

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A review has begun into whether a West Mercia police officer cleared of rape may face misconduct proceedings.

PC Vinod Kumar Dahiya, 45, who has been suspended by the force, was cleared of attacking a woman while off-duty in May and June last year.

The force said it would review the case to see if it should take action under police misconduct regulations.

A spokeswoman said: "PC Dahiya remains suspended and we will make no further comment while this review is ongoing."

In July, the jury at Stafford Crown Court was also unable to reach a verdict on a second rape charge, as well as a charge of common assault, and was discharged.

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed it would not seek a retrial.

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