On Monday 14 August a Misconduct Hearing under the provisions of the Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012 took place in relation to PC Wayne Hodge.
It was alleged that he breached the standards of professional behaviour by:
Deputy Chief Constable Sarah Crew said: “PC Hodge has been dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing held at Police Headquarters on Monday 14 August.
“His actions were subject to a full investigation and we liaised closely with the Crown Prosecution Service throughout.
“PC Hodge's violent, coercive and controlling behaviour towards people with whom he's been in a relationship has resulted in the panel finding him guilty of gross misconduct.
"He's engaged in deplorable behaviour and has used his position to carry out unauthorised and highly inappropriate enquiries - a further breach of the trust placed in him.
“The public expects officers and staff to act with integrity and professionalism at all times. PC Hodge clearly failed in this duty and as a result, no longer has the privilege of representing the police service.”