A former Surrey Police inspector must answer a case for sexually inappropriate conduct, including inappropriate touching and having sex at work.

Andy Grand, who was suspended after the reports were made in May 2017, heard this decision on Thursday, February 22.

The 52-year-old was found to have a case to answer for gross misconduct, including inappropriately touching three women’s bottoms, also telling one of them he would do something to make her fall over and then fall on top of her.

He was also found to have a case to answer for engaging in sexual activity with a fourth woman in the workplace, including five times while on duty.

Other conduct matters he has a case to answer for include stroking this woman’s leg in front of other officers, inappropriately touching a fifth woman, and inappropriately messaging a sixth woman online.

If he was still in service, he would have been sacked, a police spokesman confirmed.

Surrey's police and crime commissioner David Munro said: "The public rightly deserve and expect the highest standards of behaviour from Surrey Police officers and staff which the vast majority display on a daily basis.

“Sadly, this individual has let his colleagues down with this disgraceful and completely unacceptable course of conduct which tarnishes their good name.

“The behaviour exhibited in this case has no place whatsoever in policing, so I am pleased to see the force's Professional Standards Department take swift action in ensuring this matter was dealt with effectively.”

This is one of the first hearings to take place since the rules were changed in December 2017, allowing misconduct hearings to take place even after the officer leaves the force.

Deputy Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said: “There is global movement addressing inappropriate behaviour in workplaces at present, following revelations around a number of individuals, organisations and professions and quite rightly policing is no different.

“I hope the public is reassured by our desire to investigate these matters, be open about our processes and deal with them robustly. We hope the outcome of this hearing enforces that. Behaviour such as this weighs heavily on our officers and staff who are also let down by this behaviour.”

He also said the force was raising awareness of the issue among all staff, and stressed the importance of the public reporting anything concerning about the behaviour of officers, by calling 999 in an emergency, or emailing anticorruption@surrey.pnn.police.uk.

The decision can be appealed within seven working days.