Two Norfolk police officers are facing disciplinary action linked to allegations involving inappropriate computer use and breaching rules during the pandemic. 

PC Adam Scott and PC Aaron McCoy will appear before misconduct hearings later this month and in August to answer claims that they breached the expected standards of professional behaviour.

The possible outcomes at a misconduct hearing are written or final written warnings, reduction in rank, or dismissal without notice.

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PC Scott will appear before a hearing on July 24 to answer allegations related to the misuse of computers.

He is said to have breached police standards in relation to confidentiality, discreditable conduct, integrity and authority respect and courtesy.

In a separate case PC McCoy will face allegations involving neglect of duty and breach of Covid regulations and guidance.

His hearing on August 24 will see him answer claims that he breached the expected standards rating to duties and responsibilities, discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity.

Eastern Daily Press: Norfolk chief constable Paul SanfordNorfolk chief constable Paul Sanford (Image: Jason Bye)

Both hearings will be held at Norfolk Constabulary headquarters at Wymondham.

The  officers have the right to be represented by legal advisors and Norfolk Police Federation, which represents rank and file officers.

The number of Norfolk officers facing misconduct investigations rose by almost 50pc last year, amid rising fears over the number of so-called 'bad apples' in the force.

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Chief constable Paul Sanford has said he expects more officers to face disciplinary action in the coming months amid greater scrutiny and concerns over falling public confidence in policing after high profile scandals. 

Norfolk Constabulary has also faced questions over a hit-and-run case involving two officers, one of whom is facing misconduct proceedings. 

Earlier this year it was revealed that 10 investigations were being undertaken into alleged cases of sexual abuse and three incidents of domestic violence involving Norfolk police officers and staff.

That comes on top of five officers having been sacked and 12 have been given warnings in the previous three years.