Force responds to High Court decision on ex-Nottinghamshire Police detective's dismissal

A judicial review into the dismissal of a Nottinghamshire police detective has overturned the decision to dismiss.

Solicitors representing former detective sergeant Trevor Gray had challenged his dismissal from the force, following a misconduct hearing held in August 2014, where he was dismissed for breaches of standards of professional behaviour with regards to honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct.

A Police Appeals Tribunal upheld the Force’s approach, but the High Court has now ruled that it was wrong to do so, on procedural grounds.

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The force was refused permission to appeal against the order of the High Court at the hearing, however the current order relating to Mr Gray’s reinstatement will be stayed, pending a review of full written grounds requesting permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal.