Two Hampshire police officers dismissed over offensive WhatsApp messages

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Two Hampshire police officers have been sacked for sending racist, misogynistic and homophobic WhatsApp messages.

PC Michael Spake and PC Adam Holloway admitted sending the messages and a misconduct hearing found that this amounted to gross misconduct, as breaches of the standards of professional behaviour in relation to equality and diversity, honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct, authority, respect and courtesy and challenging and reporting improper behaviour.

PC Spake and PC Holloway were dismissed without notice and placed on the College of Policing Barred List for five years.

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