A West Yorkshire Police officer has been dismissed, without notice, following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.
Police constable (PC) Mark Beardsley, who was a Safer Schools Officer, was investigated in June 2018 following allegations that he did not respond appropriately when informed that a child under 13 was having sexual intercourse with a number of individuals.
The investigation, completed in April this year, found that PC Beardsley failed to record the information as a crime, did not initiate an investigation, or refer the matter for the purposes of further safeguarding the child. He's been dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct following a hearing earlier this month.
IOPC Regional Director Miranda Biddle: