An Avon & Somerset Police officer has faced accusations he slept with a sex worker he knew had links to an organised crime group.
PC Kelly Norris, based in Bath, appeared at a police misconduct hearing at force headquarters in Portishead on Friday 16th September.
A publicity notice for the public hearing, which was chaired by Chief Constable Sarah Crew, said the officer was accused of breaching the standards of professional behaviour for police officers concerning honesty and integrity, authority, respect and courtesy, and conduct.
“It is alleged that from December 2018 to May 2022, PC Norris engaged the services of a sex worker on a number of occasions [and that] in May 2022 he had sex with a sex worker that he knew was a member of or had close links to an organised crime group,” it said.
“If proven, the allegations would amount to gross misconduct,” the notice added.
Adam Postans, Local Democracy Reporter