Humberside Police officer barred over ‘sexualised’ behaviour

barred over sexualised behaviour

Humberside Police officer barred over ‘sexualised’ behaviour

Ex-Humberside Police officer Christopher Lings, 35, has been barred due to his ‘sexualised’ behaviour with female colleagues.

Lings’ hearing took place yesterday, Tuesday 18 January, at 10:00am at the Old Magistrates Court in Goole.

The misconduct panel heard about his inappropriate, sexualised behaviour towards two female junior PCs that he was in charge of mentoring at the time.

The former Grimsby officer allegedly pushed both women onto a bed on separate occasions, three months apart, and reportedly told one of them that he planned to rape her.

The sexual assault incidents left the women shaken and extremely upset.

He would have been fired for his sexualised behaviour and misconduct if he had not resigned.

Christopher Lings has since been barred from serving for five years.

He did not attend the hearing.

Humberside Police said that they pushed for criminal charges previously, but the Crown Prosecution Service did not prosecute him.

He reportedly received a final written warning in May 2015 for his sexualised behaviour and is only now receiving his punishment.

His behaviour was deemed as serious gross misconduct and a breach of professional standards.

The force’s Head of Professional Standards, Det Supt Matt Baldwin, claimed that tackling ‘violence against women and girls is the number one force priority’.

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