Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Crime

PC sacked for biting woman on nose

A police officer who bit a woman on the nose during an argument has been sacked.

PC Rebecca Barnett, 33, of Wood End, Banbury, pleaded guilty in February to causing grievous bodily harm at Easington Football Club in Addison Road, Banbury.

Thames Valley Police said she argued with the woman at the venue while off duty on June 10 last year.

She grabbed and bit the 29-year-old victim on the nose during what police described as a ‘scuffle’, causing an injury which required surgery and left permanent scarring.

At a special misconduct hearing on Wednesday last week, Chief Constable Francis Habgood dismissed Barnett from the force without notice for gross misconduct.

Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell said: “PC Barnett’s actions were very much below the standards expected of an off duty police officer.

“Barnett has been convicted of a violent offence and it would be completely unacceptable for her to continue in her duties protecting the public as a serving police officer.”

Barnett will be sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on June 11.

Four officers to appear in front of TVP’s misconduct hearings this year have lost their jobs.

Three resigned before their hearings, including a Taplow roads policing officer who was last week barred from the profession for sending sexually explicit messages to a person he thought was a 13-year-old school girl.

You May Also Like

Climate Change

This afternoon Oxford Climate Justice Campaign (OCJC) dropped two banners calling on University College to divest, demanding colleges “ACT NOW” while the Oxford March...

Education

In a tech heavy world where advances in computer technology are almost exponential, it makes sense that our kids should be learning about the...

Crime

An animal welfare charity has launched an investigation after a “horrifying” attack on a cat which was left hanging in a garden. Police were...

Football

Oxford Line-up and Stats LEAGUE ONE Kassam Stadium Sat 22 Jan 2022 Attendance: 10,071 Oxford United 3 Sheffield Wednesday 2 Taylor 45+1., 62 Bannan...