Calvin Harris: One KissiTunesAmazon

Calvin Harris: One KissiTunesAmazon

North Yorkshire Police Constable dismissed for gross misconduct

Policeman back - north yorkshire police

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 12:35pm 14th June 2018.

A North Yorkshire Police Constable has been dismissed from the Force following a misconduct panel, lead by an independent Panel Chair.

PC Christopher Parnell admitted he had accessed the police computer system on 30 occasions without an appropriate or proper policing purpose, and that this constituted gross misconduct.

He also admitted that he had failed to declare business interests as he was required to do, and that he had used police email and printing/scanning resources to pursue his business interests, which was misconduct.

Although PC Parnell denied that he had been aggressive, intimidating and confrontational to another person, the misconduct panel decided that this allegation had been proven on the basis of the evidence presented.

PC Parnell joined North Yorkshire Police in November 2003, having previously served with another police Force. His majority of his service in North Yorkshire was in the Harrogate Command area.

Commenting on the decision of the panel, Temporary Chief Constable Lisa Winward said:

“The public has a right to expect that police officers demonstrate the highest standards of integrity at work and in their personal lives. Instances of gross misconduct are very rare at North Yorkshire Police, but where the allegation is upheld – as it was in this case – it is important that the public can see that the appropriate action has been taken. We fully support the decision of the panel and PC Parnell has now left the service.”

More news from Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Stray FM

Top articles

The Grove staff take two more days of action

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: They're walking out to protect vulnerable students from budget cuts.

Ed Sheeran wins council battle to keep pub sign dedicated to his wife

National: Ed Sheeran has won a fight to keep a pub sign he put up without permission at his country estate in Suffolk, dedicated to his wife.

Girl, 10, is youngest person to climb 7,500ft El Capitan

World: A 10-year-old girl has made rock climbing history by becoming the youngest person on record to scale Yosemite's iconic El Capitan.

How to use nature to clean your home

Lifestyle: Save the planet with this eco-friendly cleaning course.

Paul Pogba wants Juventus return rather than Real Madrid move from Man Utd

Sport: Paul Pogba would prefer to rejoin Juventus over a move to Real Madrid should he depart Manchester United this summer, according to Sky in Italy.

Ed Sheeran wins council battle to keep pub sign dedicated to his wife

Showbiz: Ed Sheeran has won a fight to keep a pub sign he put up without permission at his country estate in Suffolk, dedicated to his wife.

Ilkley care home hosts Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Family: The new care home welcomed the community.

WATCH: 43 Minutes of Queen in the 70s

70s: The band's team have put together highlights of the their early career including some iconic performances.

Could your child be at risk of sports-related hip injuries?

Health: Hear from a local surgeon and physiotherapist.

How clean is your air?

Home & Garden: Clean air day is on the 20th of June and we're being encouraged to check our homes.

Top Party Dresses for the Festive Season

Christmas: Local Blogger, the Harrogate Girl, picks the best frocks, gowns and outfits for the big Christmas parties of 2017.

"It's a fantastic place": Harrogate cancer centre celebrates major milestone

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: The Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre at Harrogate District Hospital is marking its five year anniversary.

Delve into deliciousness at Mother Shiptons Inn

Test pages: We sent Stray FM's James Stanley to try out the new menu at Mother Shipton's Inn Knaresborough.

Tour de Yorkshire host venues confirmed

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: There'll be no re-run of this year's memorable Tour de France stage finish in Harrogate.

North Yorkshire districts among best places to live in UK

Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale: Three parts of North Yorkshire have been named in the top ten places to live in the UK.

Beth Parsons leaves Stray FM

Stray FM Station News: A childhood listener who's dream came true is off to pastures new.

Poll

Are you going on an abroad holiday this year?

Trending in Yorkshire

The Grove staff take two more days of action

They're walking out to protect vulnerable students from budget cuts.

Ilkley Cycle Races: Here's what you need to know

The event gets underway later this afternoon.

Harrogate man highlights plight of refugees

Scott Lambert is living off basic rations for charity.

More sink hole reports needed ahead of new Ripon pool

Plans for a new leisure centre are expected to be approved this month (June).

Flat fire in Harrogate

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are on scene

More news...