Police officer sacked for discrediting the Police Service by having sex on duty in airport office

A senior police officer who had sex with a woman at an airport while on duty has been sacked after a misconduct hearing.

British Transport Police inspector Masood Khan pleaded guilty to one charge relating to a breach of the Police Code of Conduct.

In July 2006, Khan arranged to meet a woman at Gatwick Airport railway station and had sex with her in an office. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said his actions had “brought discredit upon the Police Service”.

Khan had previously been found not guilty of misconduct in public office at Southwark Crown Court in August last year.

Mehmuda Mian Pritchard, the IPCC commissioner who managed the investigation, said: “The Police Service and the public have a right to expect the highest standards of conduct from officers.

“Masood Khan’s behaviour is not of a standard we expect of an experienced officer. His actions have brought the police service into disrepute and ridicule and the panel has recognised this.”

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