Former Cheshire policeman guilty of harassing woman fails attempt to overturn conviction
A former Cheshire police officer convicted of harassing a woman has not overturned his conviction.
Alan Friday, from Hunts Cross in Liverpool, saw his appeal dismissed at Bolton Crown Court last week and was ordered to pay £ 620 in court costs.
The 42-year-old, a former Cheshire police officer in the dog unit, posted a photo of his victim on a website called Fab Swingers.
This follows the breakdown of the four-year marriage on Friday in 2017.
His victim discovered that the image had been posted during a working party in December 2019.
However, Friday sent and phoned him several times in an attempt to prevent him from reporting him to the police.
The former cop has also visited the woman’s sister on several occasions.
Friday received a two-year community order with 20 days of rehabilitation activity and 100 hours of unpaid labor.
He is also due to complete a relationship building tribunal and a two-year restraining order has been imposed, preventing contacting his victim on Friday.
Friday resigned his post with the force in February.
However, a Cheshire Police misconduct hearing earlier this month revealed that he would have been removed from his post had he still been employed by force.
Two counts of serious misconduct were proven on Friday, along with another charge of misconduct.
During the hearing, Chief Constable Darren Martland said: “I am satisfied that the behavior of former Constable Friday was well below the expected standard and, having determined that his behavior, with respect to the allegations 1 and 2, amounted to a serious fault.
“I am convinced that if he had remained as a serving police officer, the appropriate sanction would be dismissal without notice for each of the two allegations.”
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