Royal Met Cop Avoids Jail After Posing Online As 17 year Old Girl

adam-coxA shamed royal police officer has avoided jail after he stole a dead woman’s pictures to pose online as a 17-year-old girl “for kicks”.

Pc Adam Cox, 31, was working in Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection when he created an alter ego called Emily Whitehouse to exchange explicit chat with three men online.

After being asked to send them revealing photographs, Cox found indecent images online of a Canadian woman who committed suicide at the age of 21 and passed them off as “Emily”.

Police investigating the online chat raided his home last year, and uncovered a stash of 1,691 indecent and extreme images, with one featuring an infant and others showing children as young as seven.

He told police: “I’m not hoarding images. I have never meant to hurt anyone. I’m not a collector. I’ve not got a secret stash.”

On his Emily persona, Cox said: “It’s me. It’s not me. It’s madness, a way of escaping reality.”

Cox, from Windsor in Berkshire, pleaded guilty to four counts of possession of indecent images – 645 of the most serious category A pictures, 201 category B, 449 category C, and 396 extreme pornographic images of bestiality.

He denied encouraging three men to attempt to get indecent images from “Emily” and the charges were ordered to lie on file.

The Old Bailey heard it was impossible for police to establish if the dead woman in the Emily pictures was 16, 17 or 18 when they were taken.

Judge Mark Dennis QC sentenced Cox to 20 months inprison suspended for two years and 250 hours of unpaid work.

He said: “It should be a matter of enduring shame on his part that he engaged in this offending with complete disregard for his oath and responsibility as a serving police officer.”

Judge Dennis said Cox had pretended to be a teenage girl “for kicks”, adding it was “troubling” that he had yet to come to terms with what it was all about.

Prosecutor Charles Falk said Cox had been working for the Metropolitan Police with responsibility for the security of embassies, Parliament and the royal family.

Mitigating, Nick Yeo said: “He is a man who finds it extremely difficult to articulate his motivation and one can quite understand that because the context is extremely unusual conduct, one might think.”

Cox was made subject to a sexual harm prevention order and sacked following a misconduct review by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS).

Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball said: “It is particularly sad and unacceptable that an officer in Pc Cox’s trusted position would behave in such a discreditable way.

“He was in possession of a very large number of images of young children. Any conviction is discreditable, one of this nature where the behaviour has meant the abuse of the vulnerable is deeply so.

“Dismissal without notice is the appropriate sanction in these circumstances.”

Co-defendants Harry Gibbs, 32, of Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Andrew Monk, 39, of Kettering, Northamptonshire, and Ajai Shridhar, 46, of Ealing, west London, admitted attempting to possess indecent images of children and were each handed a 12-month community order.

Over two months in spring 2016, Monk pestered “Emily” for pictures, particularly ones of her wearing high-heeled shoes. He posed sexually explicit questions, such as: “Are you a moaner or a screamer?”

Supply teacher Gibbs’ chat logs with “Emily” went on between July and September 2015. Even though he believed she was under 18, he tried to set her up on the “Chaturbate” – chat and masturbate – website, the court heard.

He told her she had “real model quality” and advised her that sex was “always big business”.

Shridhar asked “Emily” for photos to “cheer” him up as he chatted with her on Skype in February and March last year.

He told her: “Naughty of me to ask, but have you got any pics where you have to wear your school uniform?”

An NSPCC spokesman said: “Behind every indecent image is a child who has been subjected to the most horrific acts in order for this vile material to be produced.

“As a police officer, Cox would have known that by possessing these awful images he has helped to fuel an industry which feeds off children’s suffering.

“To tackle this growing problem, the NSPCC is calling on tech companies, government and law enforcement agencies to ensure this type of content is taken down quickly when it does appear online but most importantly that it can’t be published in the first instance.”

Former police officer and care worker gets life for attempted murder.

melissaswiftA former police officer and  care worker, who used eye drops and a bleach-based cleaning fluid to poison colleagues at a residential home, has been given a life sentence.

Melissa Swift was handed a minimum term of eight years after a court heard how she also sent an anonymous bloodstained letter to her step-sister, threatening to kill her before cooking and eating her body.

Swift, formerly of Hambletts Road, West Bromwich, pleaded guilty in February last year to three counts of attempted murder. The 25-year-old former police volunteer further admitted two offences of making threats to kill her step-sister and another woman.

opening the facts of the care worker’s offending in July and August 2014, prosecutor Matthew Brook said Swift had placed noxious substances into water jugs and bottles at West Bromwich’s Goldfield Court care home.

Swift’s actions led to at least three of her colleagues being taken ill – one with a suspected stroke – after they consumed what they thought was normal water.

Mr Brook said: “The offences not only represent a severe breach of trust but also the accepted intention to kill three people.”

During the sentencing of Swift, who appeared in court via a videolink to Rampton psychiatric hospital in Nottinghamshire, it emerged that the poisonings were only uncovered after she confessed to a friend and her GP.

Judge Mark Wall QC was told that Swift has since been treated for a depressive disorder at Rampton.

Ordering that the would-be killer should be cared for at Rampton rather than in a prisonwhile she still requires treatment, Judge Wall told Swift: “You took, from your home to your workplace, containers which had noxious liquids in them.

“Your guilty pleas confirm your desire that people should drink those liquids and die as a result.

“The effects of what you did are unmeasurable. What is known is that at the time you were doing this, seven members of staff and 23 residents became unwell. You are surely responsible for much of that illness.”

The judge ruled that there was evidence of planning before the offences, including internet searches related to poisons. Passing a life sentence coupled with a Mental Health Act order, the judge told the defendant: “I am of the view your mental health issues do not extinguish your culpability.”

A previous hearing was told Swift had been a special constable with West Midlands Police until a month prior to her arrest in August 2014.

Commenting on the case, Detective Chief Inspector Michaela Kerr, from the force’s Public Protection Unit, said: “Melissa deceived her colleagues and hatched a plan to cause ill to those she worked with as a result of some malice, for which we have never truly discovered the cause.

“She not only thought out a way of poisoning her work mates but also followed the plan through and administered bleach to their drinks, leaving them in the usual staff fridge where she knew they would go.

“Today’s sentence reflects the severity of her actions. Thankfully no one was seriously injured as a result of what she did, but the story could so easily have been different.”

Cop and PSCO Convicted of Shocking Misconduct in Vigilante Murder

Left: Victim Bijan Ebrahim and Right: Lee James who murdered him (r), and Stephen Norley (l) who assisted James
Left: Victim Bijan Ebrahim and Right: Lee James who murdered him (b), and Stephen Norley (t) who assisted James

A police officer and a community support officer have been convicted of misconduct after the vigilante murder of a disabled man.

Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, was beaten to death and his body set on fire by neighbour Lee James, who wrongly believed he was a paedophile, in Bristol in 2013.

James was jailed for life for the murder, while Stephen Norley, who lived next door, was sentenced to four years in prison for assisting an offender.

Pc Kevin Duffy, 52, and PCSO Andrew Passmore, 56, were each convicted of a charge of misconduct in a public office by a jury at Bristol Crown Court.

Speaking outside court, Mr Ebrahimi’s sister Manizhah Moores called for Duffy and Passmore to be removed from Avon and Somerset Police.

Duffy and Passmore are two of 18 officers and staff facing misconduct proceedings within the force. Of those, nine are accused of gross misconduct.

Pcs Leanne Winter, 38, and Helen Harris, 40, were each acquitted of a charge of misconduct in a public office following the seven-week trial.

Judge Neil Ford QC, the Recorder of Bristol, released Duffy and Passmore on bail until a date to be fixed.

“All sentencing options are open in this case,” he told both defendants.

Mrs Moores said: “We now call on the chief constable to remove officers Duffy and Passmore from the force with immediate effect.

“Our search for justice for Bijan continues.

“We dedicate Bijan’s memory to all other victims of race hate crime, in the hope that their lives can be protected.”

She thanked the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the Crown Prosecution Service for the “important prosecution”.

The court previously heard Mr Ebrahimi dialled 999 to report that James had come into his flat and head-butted him on July 11.

James wrongly believed that Mr Ebrahimi, an Iranian national, had filmed his young children.

Mr Ebrahimi was actually gathering evidence to support his claims of anti-social behaviour to Bristol City Council.

Pcs Winter and Harris arrived at the scene, Capgrave Crescent in Brislington, to find James crying with anger and frothing at the mouth.

A mob had formed outside and James was heard shouting: “Paedo! I’m going to f****** kill you.”

Pcs Winter and Harris arrested Mr Ebrahimi, who was not visibly injured, for allegedly breaching the peace.

In footage filmed by Mr Ebrahimi, he tells Pc Harris: “For second time he came to me and threatening me to die and you let him go.

“You are supposed to come here to look after me.”

The officer told Mr Ebrahimi to get back inside his home, replying: “You’re making it worse, get in, get in.”

As Mr Ebrahimi was led away, the crowd outside cheered and shouted “paedophile”.

While in custody, Pc Harris told him: “All you are doing is upsetting the residents… and antagonising them.

“I’m a police officer and you’re a pain in the ass. Don’t speak to me.”

He was released from custody the following day, July 12, and made 12 calls to police non-emergency number 101.

Mr Ebrahimi was informed that Duffy, his local beat manager, would visit but the officer refused to speak to him.

“My life is in danger. Right now a few of my neighbours are outside and shouting and calling me a paedophile. I need to see Pc Duffy,” Mr Ebrahimi told one operator.

Duffy told a supervisor: “He should be told in no uncertain terms that I will speak to him at my convenience, it’s Mr Bijan Ebrahimi he’s well known to me and I won’t be taking any calls from him.”

He asked Passmore to conduct a “bit of a foot patrol” around Capgrave Crescent.

Passmore was found not guilty of failing to patrol there but was convicted of later falsely telling murder detectives he had spent an hour in the area.

On July 13, Mr Ebrahimi tried to contact Duffy and Winter. He phoned police at 00.12am on July 14 – about an hour before his murder – asking for Winter.

The officer told a call operator: “I’m absolutely not interested in speaking to him ever.”

Witnesses saw James repeatedly stamp on Mr Ebrahimi’s head before setting him alight at 1.35am.

James then told his partner: “We set him on fire. He is not going to take photos any more. Tell the girls I did it for them and you.”

A post-mortem examination found Mr Ebrahimi, who had problems with mobility and suffered from depression, died before he was set alight.

Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe described Mr Ebrahimi’s murder as “senseless”.

“We have changed and improved the way we work and will continue to work with our partners to do everything in our power to prevent such a dreadful event happening again,” she added.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “It is clear that on this occasion the constabulary failed local people and let down a vulnerable man in his own home.

“This should never have happened.”

IPCC commissioner Jan Williams said the police watchdog had shared its findings with Avon and Somerset Police “at a senior level”.

Senior Met Cop Pleads Guilty to Possession of Class A Drugs

Paul Cahill
Paul Cahill

A senior gay police officer who was awarded an MBE has pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, Scotland Yard said.

Chief Inspector Paul Cahill, 43, admitted two counts of possession of Class A drugs, one of possession of Class B drug, and one of possession of Class C drug.

He was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs, with a £15 victim surcharge, at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.

A Yard spokesman said: “Chief Inspector Cahill remains suspended from duty. Now that the criminal proceedings are complete the Metropolitan Police will conduct amisconduct investigation.”

Awarded an MBE for services to diversity in policing in 2004, the decorated officer is known for appearing on the cover of Gay Times in full uniform in 1997.

He first joined the police in the 1990s when he said it was ”virtually not acceptable to be gay”.

Cahill was also involved in using gay officers to reassure the public and gather intelligence around Old Compton Street in the aftermath of the Soho nail bombing in 1999.

He was the chairman of the Gay Police Association until it disbanded in April last year and helped secure it public funding in 2002.

Ex Police Officer jailed for fraud

Christopher Hawkins
Christopher Hawkins

A former police officer is starting a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to fraud offences totalling £85,000, police said.

Christopher Hawkins, 46, of Dorchester Road in Bury St Edmunds, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court after previously pleading guilty to four counts of fraud by false representation, according to Norfolk Constabulary.

Hawkins, a former police officer with Norfolk Constabulary, committed the offences between January 30 2007 and August 31 2013, the force said.

He falsely claimed his former wife had signed and agreed to be bound by the terms of credit agreements including extending mortgages and surrendering endowment policies in order to obtain cash loans.

Police said he made these applications on both their behalves, forging signatures to acquire the money to pay significant gambling debts.

These offences came to light following a previous investigation into a fraud allegation which Hawkins was sentenced for in September 2014, receiving a 12-month community order with 12 months’ supervision and 200 hours’ unpaid work, police said.

The force said Hawkins, who had served as an officer between December 1989 and October 2014, was dismissed from the force following his 2014 conviction after an internal disciplinary process with the Professional Standards Department.

Detective Sergeant Gary Lillie, from Norfolk and Suffolk’s anti-corruption unit, said: “We expect the highest level of personal and professional behaviour from those serving with us.

“This result highlights how important it is for the forces to continue to robustly investigate any allegations of criminal conduct made against its employees or former employees.

“The fact that Hawkins had deceived those who should have been able to trust him the most and who have particularly suffered via his actions is equally unacceptable.”

Sobbing Met cop jailed for 8 months

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Pc Andrew Ott
Pc Andrew Ott

A policeman from Rochester who knocked a man’s tooth out with his riot shield during the 2010 student protests has been jailed for eight months.

Pc Andrew Ott, 36, struck Royal Holloway student William Horner as he tried to break free from a kettled area on Parliament Square, Westminster, London.

Ott was found guilty of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but cleared of perverting the course of justice.

At London’s Southwark Crown Court, Ott sobbed in the dock as he was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Judge Jeffrey Pegden told Ott he had carried out “gratuitous and unnecessary violence” and abused his power as a police officer.

The judge told Ott: “This offence was committed in a sterile area, in relative darkness, when you had the victim cornered and no violence was necessary at all.

“An extremely serious aggravating factor is your abuse of power as a police officer.

“You hit him with a full force blow to his face with your shield.

“That was wholly gratuitous, unnecessary violence, and I have considered the stress on William Horner over the last few years.”

Ott wiped his eyes with a tissue while in the dock, and a woman in the public gallery broke down in tears after the sentence was passed.

Ott’s colleagues, Pc Calvin Lindsay and Pc Thomas Barnes, were both cleared of perverting the course of justice.

Jurors heard that Ott was taped on his personal recording device threatening violence towards the crowds that had gathered near the Houses of Parliament and talking about “getting” the protesters.

The assault happened after Ott chased Mr Horner as he tried to scale a fence and was captured on the audio device the police officer had on his uniform.

He was heard saying: “Poked the little c*** right in the eye” and “I’ve had enough of these c****, I just f******* hit him,” the court heard.

The violent protests saw riot police pelted with missiles, including rocks and concrete blocks, and statues in Parliament Square were daubed with graffiti.

No further action was taken against Mr Horner, who was 20 at the time of the attack

Judge Pegden said he had “absolutely no doubt” that policing the protests on December 9 2010 was “frightening, stressful and exhausting”.

But Mr Horner, who was not in court for the sentencing, “simply wanted to go home” and had not committed an offence when he was attacked, the judge added.

In mitigation, Kevin Baumber said his client had been diagnosed with depression and suffered from severe stress.

“Your honour may feel think on that day he was pushed into losing his normally sound judgment in what was a long, tiring and terrifying day,” Mr Baumber said. “It was a day that was traumatic. It was a trauma that still lives with him.”

Ott, who has served as a police officer since 2003, faced the “double jeopardy” of criminal proceedings and disciplinary action and was in danger of losing a career “that is dear to him”, he added.

An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission found all three officers have a case to answer for gross misconduct and they will face disciplinary hearings by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Fiona Taylor, of the Met Police’s directorate of professionalism, said: “We are naturally disappointed that an MPS officer has been convicted of an assault.

“His behaviour clearly fell well below the high standards we expect of our officers, even in challenging circumstances such as the violent disorder in which this incident occurred, and it is right that he was held to account in the criminal courts.

“His case and that of the other two officers involved will now be subject to the misconduct process. Until this is completed it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”

Met cop found guilty of shield attack

Pc Andrew Ott
Pc Andrew Ott

A policeman has been found guilty of knocking a man’s tooth out with his riot shield during the 2010 student protests.

Royal Holloway student William Horner tried to break free from a kettled area on Parliament Square, in Westminster, London, when Andrew Ott struck out with his shield, knocking the student’s tooth out.

Pc Ott, 36, was found guilty of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but cleared of perverting the course of justice, London’s Southwark Crown Court said.

Pc Calvin Lindsay and Pc Thomas Barnes were both cleared of perverting the course of justice, the court said.

Jurors heard that Ott was taped on his personal recording device threatening violence towards the crowds that had gathered near the Houses of Parliament.

He talked about “getting” the protesters.

The jury heard the assault happened after Ott chased Mr Horner as he tried to scale a fence.

Giving evidence, Ott said: “I believed he had done something wrong or was about to do something – I wanted to contain him.

“I bring my shield around – I believe it was on my left arm – and momentum, and also the fact that I bring my shield around my body, I collided with him.

“I struck him with the shield, yes. At that moment in time my threat assessment was high. He was a threat to me – I dealt with it as I saw fit.”

He added: “I struck his upper body. If his head got hit, then it got hit – I didn’t aim for his head. To get a chipped tooth from a shield like that – unlucky.”

Jurors heard the incident was captured on the audio device Ott had on his uniform.

In one clip he was heard saying: “Poked the little c*** right in the eye.”

The violent protests saw riot police pelted with missiles, including rocks and concrete blocks, and statues in Parliament Square were daubed with graffiti.

No further action was taken against Mr Horner.

Ott, of Rochester, Kent, will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at 9.30am tomorrow

An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission found all three officers have a case to answer for gross misconduct and they will now face disciplinary hearings, which will be carried out by the Metropolitan Police Service.

PC jailed for 3 years for sex on duty

PC Adam Rushton
PC Adam Rushton

A police officer who had oral sex with vulnerable women while on duty has been jailed for three years.

Pc Adam Rushton, branded “a disgrace to the police service” on conviction last month, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court today for five counts of misconduct.

The 37-year-old, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, was also found guilty of breaching data protection laws while a Staffordshire Police officer based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

During his three-week trial, Rushton conceded that some of his actions were “not very professional” but denied that it amounted to criminal conduct.

Judge Murray Creed, sentencing, said: “This case is personal tragedy for you and your family. As a police officer you were in a position of trust with the public.”

The court heard in mitigation that Rushton attempted to resign his post but was sacked by the force, with whom he served for 10 years, on Monday under a fast-tracking procedure.

Judge Creed said Rushton had come across his victims “at a stage when people were in vulnerable periods of their lives”.

He added: “There was distress caused to those victims, some of them, self-evident during their evidence”.

Judge Creed said it was concerning to hear colleagues had tried to warn Rushton over his behaviour, and that on one occasion “you did not tell the truth to senior officers seeking to help you”.

The offending spanned four years, from 2008 to 2012, and involved five women in all.

Judge Creed said the most serious incident involved a very vulnerable victim whom he visited in uniform at her home.

Rushton made up the reason for the visit, accusing her over a “bogus cyber bullying issue”, and convinced her to show him her private parts under the auspices of his fake investigation.

Judge Creed said: “Plainly that must have been humiliating, but the incident didn’t emerge until two years later when she was seen by officers in connection with another matter and referred, in passing, to that.

“As a result, this whole inquiry was commenced. It is a troubling episode as far as she is concerned.

“She was plainly vulnerable – indeed she said she did not think she would be believed because of her history.”

In relation to the other counts, Rushton met what the judge described as another “vulnerable young lady” through a police incident, befriending her and eventually entering into a relationship.

He was convicted of conducting a social visit to her home.

Another woman he met through an internet dating site and he was found guilty of receiving oral sex from her during a work-time break.

He was also convicted of going to her home, while in uniform, with the intention of having some sexual contact.

The judge said: “She believed you wanted to have sex, but in any event it didn’t take place as she found you smelled of garlic.”

There was another encounter with a fourth woman while on duty and in uniform, whereRushton received oral sex, later texting her saying “You’re ace”.

Judge Creed said: “The texts were graphic. Those details were studied and plainly, at the time, you were on duty.

He added: “There were calls to your unit, while you were engaged in the activity or shortly thereafter.”

“Prior to that there were two calls which had been ignored from control.”

He was also convicted of looking up a fifth victim’s details on the police computer system.

During the trial, Rushton was acquitted of five other counts of misconduct in a public office and a single charge of breaching the Data Protection Act.

The former neighbourhood police officer, wearing a grey suit, made no reaction as he was sentenced and seemed prepared for the possibility of custody by bringing a holdall of belongings with him.

Kevin Baumber, in mitigation, described Rushton as “a hard-working conscientious police officer, achieving results, involved in charity work, and a doting father and husband, still in the long process of rehabilitation but someone who has the support of his family”.

He added: “The impact, sadly, will fall most brutally upon his wife and his children and that is something he will have to live with and continue to make amends for.”

Afterwards, Deputy Chief Constable Nick Baker, of Staffordshire Police, welcomed the sentence, saying Rushton had “brought shame” on himself and the force.

“I have apologised personally to those victims of his actions on behalf of Staffordshire Police,” he said.

“I would also like to thank those individuals who supported the investigation and gave evidence during the recent trial; their bravery should not be underestimated.

“Adam Rushton brought shame on himself, his colleagues and Staffordshire Police.

“There is simply no excuse for Rushton’s actions and we will not tolerate such disgraceful behaviour in this organisation.

“The public must be able to trust their police officers, and on this occasion they were badly let down. He has been dismissed from the force.

“I want to reassure the public of Staffordshire lessons have been learned from this matter and we will take robust action against any officer or member of staff whose behaviour falls below the high standards expected.

“We are proud that the overwhelming majority of officers and staff members work hard and with integrity to serve the people of Staffordshire.”

Policeman faces misconduct sentence

PC Adam Rushton
PC Adam Rushton

A police officer from Newcastle-under-Lyme who had sex with vulnerable women he met while on duty will be sentenced by a Crown Court judge today.

Pc Adam Rushton was branded “a disgrace to the police service” last month after being convicted of five misconduct charges.

The 37-year-old was also found guilty of breaching data protection laws while based in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

During a three-week trial at Birmingham Crown Court, Rushton was accused of engaging in sexual activity with four different women while on duty.

The officer, who admitted being unprofessional but denied acting unlawfully, was found guilty of five counts of misconduct in a public office and a charge of illegally obtaining personal data.

But jurors cleared Rushton of five other misconduct allegations and a second offence under the Data Protection Act. Rushton, who is on bail, will be sentenced at the same court by Judge Murray Creed.

Sex pest cop told he faces jail

PC Darren Heath
PC Darren Heath

A police officer has been told to expect a prison sentence after admitting sexual relationships with three women he met while on duty.

Pc Darren Heath, 45, who is suspended from all duties at Gloucestershire Police, pleaded guilty to five counts of misconduct in a public office.

Bristol Crown Court heard he bedded one woman just minutes after informing a family that their loved one had been killed in a car crash.

Heath, of Taynton, Gloucester, always wore his police uniform while visiting his “vulnerable” victims and turned off his radio during intercourse.

Three of the misconduct charges relate to sexual relationships Heath had with three women between July 2002 and December 2013.

The police constable also admitted misconduct by pulling down his uniform trousers and exposing himself to one victim.

He pleaded guilty to “continually attending” the home of a woman under the guise of investigating an allegation her partner was harassing her.

The mother-of-two was horrified when Heath replied “but you had good sex with him, didn’t you?” after she told him about her partner’s violence.

Prosecuting, Sarah Regan said Heath had been warned about his behaviour a year after joining Gloucestershire Police in 1996 following a complaint by a student.

“He asked her personal questions and then asked whether she fancied a bit of fun before she left for university,” Ms Regan said.

“From his body language and tone she believed he was suggesting that they had sex.

“She subsequently made a complaint which was dealt with by Pc Heath being given advice.

“It is obvious that he ignored that advice and the second chance he was given.”

Ms Regan said Heath met his first victim in July 2002 after she was arrested for a drink driving offence.

A sexual relationship began and continued until after she had attended court and was disqualified from driving for two years.

Six years later, Heath was sat in his police car when his next victim approached to report that a man was unconscious in the street.

He asked for her number and attended her home four days later, when he stripped from his uniform and asked “are we going to bed then?”.

Heath visited his victim up to four times a week while working, with phone records showing that he called her at the site of a fatal car crash.

“Having been to deliver the news to the family of the deceased, he went to her home,” Ms Regan said.

“He had the paperwork from the incident with him and they had sex before he returned to work.”

The victim later became pregnant with twins but Heath convinced her to have a termination, revealing he had two children of his own.

His next victim called police after her ex-partner began stalking her and attacked her teenage daughter.

Heath visited her dozens of times but refused to attend her ex-partner’s house, telling her “the police work in strange ways”.

“He told her she had a nice top on and asked if she liked to dance,” Ms Regan said.

After the woman explained the violence she had suffered at the hands of her ex-partner, Heath replied: “but you had good sex with him, didn’t you?”.

The woman refused to open the door to Heath after he sent her a text message reading “It wasn’t coffee I wanted, it is your body”.

In September 2012, Heath met a woman after arranging a restorative justice programme for her son and began visiting her regularly.

On one occasion, he dropped his trousers and exposed himself to the woman. She refused but had sex with him during another visit.

“He had his uniform on and turned his radio off when they had sex,” Ms Regan said.

In January 2013, the woman ended the relationship after realising Heath was “only interested in a sexual relationship”, the court heard.

He was arrested last year and suspended on full pay after one of his victims complained to police.

In interview, he denied wrongdoing but later admitted five counts of misconduct in a public office.

“The behaviour and actions of Pc Heath have caused great damage to the good name of Gloucestershire Constabulary,” Ms Regan said.

Representing Heath, Ed Burgess said his client was remorseful and had caused pain to his partner of five-years and two children.

“He stands in the dock situation of shame and ignominy and he has only himself to blame for that,” Mr Burgess said.

“His reputation is in tatters, his career is over and his life is in pieces.”

Judge Neil Ford QC, the Recorder of Bristol, adjourned sentencing until Monday, telling Heath he faced “an inevitable custodial sentence”.

Heath’s victims, all of whom attended court, wept and clapped as he was led to the cells.

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