A WEST Mercia Police Officer who appeared on TV show Motorway Cops has received a final written warning following a public misconduct hearing.

A police hearing heard PC Angus Nairn used an official computer to snoop on a colleague's car.

PC Angus Nairn has completed 18 years’ service as a constable and was most recently based in Local Policing at Hindlip, having been part of the Central Motorway Policing Group.

The cop was a familiar face on the Midlands road network following appearances on the popular television show Motorway Cops, which had a seven year run between 2008 and 2015 on BBC One and Channel 5.

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PC Angus has also been involved in the organisation of Throckmorton Air Show.

The three day hearing concluded on Wednesday after taking place at the force headquarters, and was conducted by Harry Ireland, an independent, legally qualified chair and follows an investigation by the Professional Standards Department of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

The panel reviewed three allegations to assess whether the 52-year-old had breached the standards of professional behaviour.

It was alleged that on May 3, 2017, PC Nairn used a computer to carry out a search that was not for an appropriate policing purpose and was carried out in breach of Data Protection Policy. The panel determined that allegation was proven.

Two allegations were not found proven by the panel.

Superintendent Helena Bennett, head of professional standards department, said: “The misconduct hearing found that the behaviour of Police Constable Angus Nairn breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Orders and Instructions, Confidentiality and Discreditable Conduct.

“His actions amounted to gross misconduct. It is for this reason he received a final written warning.”

The outcome of the misconduct hearing is subject to the normal appeals process.