Police officers sacked over handling of sex offence claims

Two South Wales Police officers have been sacked after an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission into their handling of allegations of sexual offences against a former family liaison officer with the force.

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IPCC criticises police 'canteen culture' as pair sacked

Two South Wales police officers have been sacked for gross misconduct. It comes after an investigation into how they handled allegations that a former colleague had sexually abused victims of domestic violence.

The Independent Police Complaints Commisssion said its investigation found a unit at Merthyr police station had a so-called "canteen culture", where inappropriate comments and behaviour were viewed as harmless banter.

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