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Police officer sacked for sharing porn

PC Mark Scruby was sacked after 14 years on the force Credit: ITV

A sussex police officer has been sacked after sharing pornographic images of which he likened to a senior colleague.

PC Mark Scruby, 38, told a senior colleague that an x-rated picture he was showing her, looked like her.

He then continued to show this image to other colleagues in the force, telling them about the similarity as well as sharing a pornographic video from which the image had been taken.

Mr Scruby who had been an officer for 14 years, was dismissed for gross misconduct last year but re-joined the force following an appeal.

However another hearing was made and it was decided that the police officer should be dismissed without notice.

Pc Scruby's series of actions were considered, targeted and not simply a one-off moment of thoughtlessness. Each incident compounded the previous and brought distress to the colleague who he targeted.

– Professional Standards Department supervisor Martin Sapwell