Police trousers have been spotted on Vinted, an online marketplace for buying and selling clothes, sparking a Hertfordshire Constabulary investigation.

A statement on the force’s website alleges Inspector 746 Owen Hurley took payment for the trousers.

According to the statement, the officer’s behaviour may amount to “gross misconduct – breaching the standards of professional behaviour for honesty and integrity, discreditable conduct and duties and responsibilities”.

It adds: “The circumstances are that a member of the public contacted police on July 29, 2023, stating there were police uniform trousers for sale on Vinted.”

A hearing is due to take place at the Hertfordshire Constabulary headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Tuesday, February 6.