Cumbria

Barrow PC sacked for Facebook comment

A police officer has been sacked for writing an "offensive and potentially inflammatory" comment on Facebook.

Cumbria Police said Ross Lister, who worked as a PC in Barrow, had been dismissed without notice.

At a special case hearing, Chief Constable Jeremy Graham found the behaviour amounted to gross misconduct.

A spokeswoman added potential criminal proceedings meant they could not provide any more details.

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