Merseyside PC investigated over alleged 'sexual advances' to girl, 17

A Merseyside police officer has been suspended following allegations that he made "sexual advances" to a teenage girl while on duty.

The PC allegedly made the advances when he drove the 17-year-old home in a police car after picking her up off the street in the early hours of 17 August.

He was suspended following a complaint from the girl's family.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the allegations were being "taken extremely seriously".

The IPCC's commissioner for Merseyside, James Dipple-Johnstone, said the organisation was managing an investigation that is being carried out by Merseyside Police.

He said the IPCC was involved to "provide confidence to the victim, her family and the public that there has been independent oversight and the investigation is thorough".

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