A police officer based in Milton Keynes has been sacked after using his employer's fuel card to fill up a private vehicle.
PC Andrew Hiscocks was found guilty at a public misconduct hearing of six counts of breaching Standards of Professional Behaviour. The case was also referred to the Crown Prosecution Service and PC Hiscocks received a criminal caution.
He was dismissed without notice and has made arrangements to pay back the money to Thames Valley Police.
DCI Matthew Stone of Thames Valley Police’s Professional Standards Department, said the officer's actions were completely unacceptable and a flagrant abuse of public money during challenging financial times.
A man has been charged with harassment and motoring offences after being arrested by Thames Valley Police.
Michael Mundy is accused of harassment, dangerous driving and driving without insurance. The 29-year-old from Hatton in Milton Keynes is due to appear at the town's Magistrates' Court on the 26th of August.
A man was stabbed in the chest during an attempted robbery in Milton Keynes in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Thames Valley Police said the victim was walking in an alleyway between Hatton and Colne in Tinkers Bridge at about 1.15am when he was approached by two men who demanded his mobile phone.
The 38-year-old man refused to hand over his phone and was then assaulted.
He suffered a stab wound to his chest and was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital for treatment. His injury is not thought to be life-threatening.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Thames Valley police is investigating the unexplained death of an 82-year old woman in Milton Keynes.
The woman's body was found in a house in the Latimer area of the town on Tuesday and police say the death is unexplained, but suspicious.
Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries in the area and say the death is an isolated incident.
A 48-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.
Thames Valley Police are increasing the number of officers armed with stun guns.
The force says the move will improve policing in communities and allow it to respond more quickly without having to wait for armed units to arrive.
All police officers given Tasers will be fully trained.