Essex Police officer faces misconduct hearing accused of striking teenage girl

An Essex Police officer is facing a misconduct hearing after being accused of hitting a 17-year-old female while on duty.

PC Toby Bailey is alleged to have used his elbow or forearm to strike the head or face of a 17-year-old girl who had been detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act for her own safety.

PC Bailey will be the subject of a misconduct hearing commencing on January 11.

The officer’s conduct is alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in the areas of use of force, discreditable conduct and equality and diversity.

The hearing is to be held at Chelmsford Civic Centre Chelmsford chaired by Andrew Hearn, who has directed that the victim cannot be identified.