Essex policeman sacked for gross misconduct over extra work

An Essex Police officer has been sacked after it emerged he lied whilst taking on extra work from outside companies.

A conduct panel on Tuesday found his actions - carried out whilst suspended for separate matters - amounted to gross misconduct.

The panel decided the officer lied "about his circumstances" when applying for two jobs from outside firms.

Assistant Chief Constable Maurice Mason said: "His further employment by Essex Police is untenable."

The Tendring-based officer, who has not been named, was found to "failed to have disclosed" the extra employment to police and to have "asked another officer to act in a dishonest manner".

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