A Hertfordshire police officer sent an inappropriate sexual message to a teenager on Snapchat after she was dismissed as a suspect in a case he was investigating, a misconduct hearing heard.

PC Mohamed Huzair was found to have “seriously breached the trust placed in him” after meeting the 18-year-old woman when he was looking into a car theft last year.

Huzair dealt with her as a suspect, although matters were later dropped.

But Huzair continued inappropriate sexual contact with the teenager through Snapchat on his personal phone, the hearing was told.

He had also met up with her whilst on duty as a police officer for a non-policing purpose.

The actions of Huzair, who resigned from the county’s police force, were found to have amounted to gross misconduct.

Chief Constable Charlie Hall, who oversaw the hearing, concluded that had Huzair still been with the constabulary he would have dismissed him without notice for gross misconduct for breaches of standards of professional behaviour with regards to honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct and authority, respect and courtesy.

Huzair will also be added to a list of people barred from ever joining the police.

Chief Constable Hall said: “Huzair’s actions had caused considerable upset and anxiety to the family of the teenager, and he had seriously breached the trust placed in him as a police officer. 

“Such behaviour is totally unacceptable and there is no place for anyone in Hertfordshire Constabulary who acts in such a manner.”

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