Two Nottinghamshire police officers have been sacked after allowing a meeting between a prisoner and his girlfriend while he was being questioned.
The force said the officers had “facilitated a meeting between a prisoner and his girlfriend while questioning him about further crimes, and then lied about their actions”.
The men, aged 52 and 54, who worked at Nottingham’s Bridewell station, were dismissed for gross misconduct.
Both officers subsequently lodged an appeal against their dismissal, but the original decision has now been upheld.
In a statement confirming the outcome of the appeal, Nottinghamshire Police said: “An internal investigation was launched after questions were raised about unauthorised contact between the prisoner and his partner.
“Both officers admitted breaching standards of honesty and integrity and were also found to have committed discreditable conduct.”