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Officer resigns after alleged misconduct

PUBLISHED: 20:36 19 August 2002 | UPDATED: 12:30 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK police officer who faced an internal inquiry into allegations of misconduct has resigned.

Pc Steve Mitchell, who was based at Stowmarket, resigned prior to a hearing into two incidents which were alleged to have happened in Stowmarket in April last year.

A SUFFOLK police officer who faced an internal inquiry into allegations of misconduct has resigned.

Pc Steve Mitchell, who was based at Stowmarket, resigned prior to a hearing into two incidents which were alleged to have happened in Stowmarket in April last year.

It is understood he resigned prior to a three-day hearing scheduled to be held this month.

Mr Mitchell, of Stewart Young Grove, Kesgrave, was suspended shortly after the incidents took place while Suffolk Constabulary carried out an investigation into the matter.

As a result of the investigation, a file was sent to the Crown Prosecution Service, which subsequently decided not to take the matter no further.

The allegations were then referred to the Police Complaints Authority.

A spokesman for the authority was unable to give the status of the authority's review of the alleged incidents at the present time.

A police spokeswoman said: "Because of data protection and other legal issues we do not discuss the confidential personnel records of either our current or our former employees."

A spokesman for the Police Federation in Suffolk declined to comment.

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