A Norfolk police officer has been sacked over an incident outside a gay nightclub that saw him threaten bouncers and try to arrest people while he was drunk.

PC Jordan Molloy, 27, was told his actions had been so serious that they justified his immediate dismissal from the force.

It follows his arrest in November last year outside Club Revenge, one of the biggest LGBTQ+ venues in Brighton.

A misconduct hearing in Norfolk heard that despite being off duty on a night out on the south coast he had obstructed local police as they attempted to deal with a serious assault. 

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Video footage showed him drunkenly telling police and door staff that he was a police officer and repeatedly attempting to intervene.

Witnesses had described his behaviour as “aggressive and confrontational” as he threatened and then attempted to arrest two members of the club’s door security team.

Eastern Daily Press: Club Revenge is one of the biggest and busiest LGBTQ venues in BrightonClub Revenge is one of the biggest and busiest LGBTQ venues in Brighton (Image: Wikipedia Commons)

The officer, previously stationed in Downham Market, was subsequently convicted at Brighton & Hove Magistrates’ Court for being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

In his submissions to the misconduct hearing - which was held on October 26 but the findings of which have just been released - he admitted he had been “very drunk” and claimed to have “no recollection of the events”.

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But the panel, chaired by Norfolk chief constable Paul Sanford, found his actions amounted to gross misconduct and said he had “abused your position by using your powers when it was wholly inappropriate”.

Mr Sanford told PC Molloy that while he had been convicted of “one of the less serious criminal offences”, the public “expects better of us”.

“You will know how challenging policing public disorder can be and you should have known that your actions were hindering the officers in the course of their duties,” he added. 

“Those officers gave you repeated warnings to leave, all of which you ignored. They gave you every chance to help yourself.”

Eastern Daily Press: Norfolk chief constable Paul Sanford said the 'public expects better' than the conduct of PC MolloyNorfolk chief constable Paul Sanford said the 'public expects better' than the conduct of PC Molloy (Image: Jason Bye)

He said while it was accepted PC Molloy said been trying to intervene because he was concerned for a person who had been detained, “there is a way to do that, and you chose the wrong way”.

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It comes amid growing public concern and increased scrutiny of police misconduct following a number of high profile scandals, including the hit-and-run crash case involving a Norfolk officer said to have amnesia.

Earlier this year, another Norfolk officer was sacked for the unauthorised watching of the video of an assault, while another was dismissed for spending hours repeatedly visiting a female colleague while he was meant to be on duty.

“Public confidence in policing is badly damaged when officers misuse their powers,” said Mr Sanford in his findings to PC Molloy. 

“As soon as you declared yourself to be a police officer, you represented the police service. In the body-worn video, it was clear that the door security dealing with the incident considered you to be an embarrassment to your profession.”