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Thames Valley policeman sacked over domestic violence claims

A Thames Valley Police officer has been sacked for domestic abuse allegedly carried out against two women.

PC Simon Rowett was dismissed without notice after a public misconduct hearing on Thursday.

He was found to have used "physical force" on four occasions against two previous partners between 2004 and 2014.

Det Ch Insp Matt Stone said PC Rowett's behaviour was "unacceptable" and praised the women for coming forward.

'Deeply disappointing'

The constable, who was based in Aylesbury, was found guilty of four counts of breaching the force's professional standards regulations.

Two breaches were said to have taken place against both women, one of whom was also allegedly subjected to "verbal threats".

Det Ch Insp Stone, from Professional Standards, said: "It is deeply disappointing when our staff not only fail to challenge and deal with domestic abuse but actively undertake it.

"Thames Valley Police will not tolerate this kind of behaviour from our officers, whether they are on duty or not.

"I hope the dismissal of PC Rowett for his unacceptable actions reinforces our commitment to tackling domestic abuse."

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