Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 29-07-2014

Police comment on shamed officer

by Joanne Clague

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The Manx Constabulary has confirmed that police officer Stephen Andrew Ward from Peel has resigned from the force.

Today, Ward, 47, appeared at Douglas courthouse to plead guilty to an offence of harrassment.

Summing up, the Deputy High Bailiff said: 'This is a very serious matter aggravated by you being a serving police officer at the time of the offence. Society expects high standards of our Police.'

Ward was fined and ordered to pay compensation to his victim. He was also served with a restraining order.

A police spokesman said: 'The Constabulary take all allegations of harassment against a person seriously and where appropriate Court action will be taken. This matter was investigated expeditiously and put before the court at the earliest opportunity.

'Society does expect high standards from our Police and our people work and achieve such standards on a regular basis. The actions of one individual should not undermine the values and behaviours that have become the benchmark for everything the Constabulary stands for.'

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