Former Warwickshire Police officer pleads guilty to assaults - The Leamington Observer

Former Warwickshire Police officer pleads guilty to assaults

A FORMER detective sergeant from Warwickshire Police has pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman in Nantwich.

Paul Whitehurst appeared at Chester Crown Court on Monday June 24 where he pleaded guilty to four counts of section 39 assault.

The 53-year-old has been remanded in custody and is set to be sentenced on Monday July 29.

The charges relate to four incidents which occurred between October and December 2023.

Whitehurst, who was formerly based in the force’s professional standards department, is no longer employed by the force.

Detective chief inspector Steve Flavell from Warwickshire Police Professional Standards Department said: “I would like to pay tribute to the victim in this case who has shown great bravery in reporting her ordeal to police, supporting this investigation, and ensuring Whitehurst faced justice.

“The public place their trust in police officers to uphold the law and look out for the most vulnerable members of society.

“Unfortunately, offences such as this damage confidence in policing. We will continue to work with our communities to rebuild this confidence by embedding the values of respect, empathy, and public service in the force. I’m sure I speak for the vast majority of police officers and staff when I say we remain committed to tackling the behaviour of the small number of officers who bring our profession into disrepute.”


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