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Thames Valley Police officer tests positive for cocaine

Thames Valley Police's Kidlington headquarters Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption PC Shaun Heyns was found guilty of gross misconduct after samples he provided for an application to transfer forces tested positive for cocaine

A police officer resigned after two samples of his hair tested positive for cocaine, a force has said.

PC Shaun Heyns was found guilty of gross misconduct after the samples he provided for an application to transfer forces were found to contain the Class A drug on 25 June last year.

The Thames Valley Police officer, based in Oxford, would have been dismissed had he not already resigned on Sunday.

The hearing concluded PC Heyns breached standards of professional behaviour.

Dep Ch Con John Campbell said: "This hearing concluded that PC Heyns did not act with integrity, and had he not resigned, PC Heyns' discreditable conduct - taking illegal drugs - would have resulted in him being dismissed from the force with immediate effect."

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