Suspension ends for West Mercia Police officer cleared of rape

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A West Mercia police officer cleared of rape has returned to work after being suspended for almost a year.

PC Vinod Kumar Dahiya, 45, was suspended from 4 July 2013 to 15 August 2014, on full pay and has returned to "non-operational duties", a force spokeswoman said.

He was cleared of attacking a woman while off-duty in May and June last year.

A review is ongoing into whether he will face misconduct proceedings.

The force said PC Dahiya would remain office-based until the review was complete.

Jury discharged

A spokeswoman said: "All the evidence is now being considered with a view to what, if any, proceedings there will be under the police misconduct regulations.

"It will be a few weeks before we have all the information we need to make a decision on the next step."

In July, a jury at Stafford Crown Court found Mr Dahiya not guilty of one charge of rape. It was unable to reach a verdict on a second count.

It was also unable to reach a verdict on a charge of common assault, and was discharged.

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

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