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PC Wiltshire had sent text messages containing threats of violence to his ex-partner and her family. He also sent messages which were grossly offensive or indecent

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A police constable has been dismissed without notice after allegations of gross misconduct were proven.

At a Gross Misconduct Hearing that concluded on Tuesday, 22 September it was found that police constable Sam Wiltshire, of East Area Command Unit, had breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to authority, respect and courtesy and discreditable conduct.

PC Wiltshire had sent text messages containing threats of violence to his ex-partner and her family. He also sent messages which were grossly offensive or indecent.

It was alleged that these matters amounted to gross misconduct and were of a nature so serious that dismissal was justified.