Two married police officers indulging in sexual activity in their patrol car while on duty ignored a burglary and a call out to the hospital.
Sergeants Molly Edwards and PC Richard Patton resigned from Surrey Police last month after their affair was uncovered by suspected owners who vandalized their car.
a disciplinary panel was told that on 29 September 2019 Patton was heard saying “Oh, let’s just get naked” just moments before an urgent 4.51am radio request to be involved in a burglary at Curry’s shop.
The pair failed to appear, despite being parked just 25 minutes away from the scene at “normal speed”, the panel heard.
He also ignored an earlier call at 4.17 a.m. to go to a hospital just 15 minutes away to help two victims of a serious attack outside a nightclub so that they could carry out their sexual activity.
The coworkers, who are both married and have children, denied having sex in the marked police car while on duty, but admitted to engaging in sexual activity.
Panel chairman John Bassett said adjudication report While some cryptic recordings captured “verbal expressions of sexual fantasies”, her sexual activity “explained the removal of some of her clothing, kissing, [Edwards’s] Tits” and Patton is pleasuring her.
The misconduct trial took place in his absence on 16 August, when both of them resigned and decided not to appear.
The panel found that the four charges of gross misconduct had been proven and that they would have been dismissed from the force if both were still in service.
The first count alleged that the pair had “engaged in sexual activity in the line of duty in a police vehicle in a public place” between June and September 2019.
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