Nottinghamshire PC dismissed after calling in sick while on Turkey holiday

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The officer said he was 'embarrassed and ashamed' by his actions.

Nottinghamshire PC Joseph Jennings had requested leave twice including 29 April, but it was refused due to short staffing.

At a misconduct hearing held at police headquarters in Sherwood Lodge, Arnold, on Thursday 5 October, chief constable Kate Meynell decided to dismiss the officer without notice. PC Jenning’s holiday request was granted for April 30 to May 3, however, two applications for April 29 off - made on April 17 and 23 - were turned down.

"The officer had some days to reflect on the dilemma and he got his decisions very seriously wrong," he said. He said it would impact the force and court's ability to rely on him gathering evidence and acting as a witness. Mr Hill added that PC Jenning had been described as "punctual, smart" and a "well liked and popular" colleague.

 

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