Ex-Derbyshire police constable facing misconduct charges over 'sexual relationships with women'

A former police officer alleged to have "initiated and pursued" sexual relationships with multiple women during the course of his duties, has been charged with several counts of misconduct in a public office.

Daniel Nash, 40, who has since resigned as a constable with Derbyshire Police, is facing 13 separate charges relating to a period between January 2015 and December 2020, the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) said.

A serving 46-year-old constable with the force, Matthew Longmate, has been charged with a single count of misconduct in a public office.

Longmate’s allegation is joined to one of those faced by his former colleague, Nash.

It relates to an accusation Longmate, who is currently suspended, "engaged in sexual acts with a woman during the course of his duties in October 2015", the IOPC said.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London Credit: Nick Ansell/PA

Both men will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 20.

Rosemary Ainslie, of the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS), said: "The CPS has authorised Derbyshire Constabulary counter corruption unit, led by the IOPC, to charge ex-police officer Daniel Nash with 13 offences of misconduct in public office.

"The CPS has also authorised one charge of misconduct in public office against serving police officer, Matthew Longmate."

She added: "The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges to a court to consider."

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