Nottinghamshire police officers lose appeal over sacking

Two policemen who were sacked after allowing a meeting between a prison inmate and his girlfriend while he was being questioned in Nottingham have lost an appeal against their dismissal.

Police said the pair had "facilitated a meeting" after the man was transferred from prison to a police station to be questioned about other offences.

The force said the officers then "lied about their actions".

The officers were previously dismissed for gross misconduct.

Both officers, who were aged 52 and 54 and based at Nottingham's Bridewell police station, subsequently lodged an appeal against their dismissal, but the original decision has now been upheld.

Confirming the outcome of the appeal, Nottinghamshire Police said: "An internal investigation was launched after questions were raised about unauthorised contact between the prisoner and his partner.

"Both officers admitted breaching standards of honesty and integrity and were also found to have committed discreditable conduct."

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