Humberside Police officer, 24, who reported colleague for sending her an explicit picture is FIRED

Humberside Police officer, 24, who reported a colleague for sending her an explicit photo is FIRED after lying to bosses about their relationship and failing to reveal he’d dumped her

  • Heather Spayne, 24, complained to professional standards about the Snapchat
  • The volunteer special sergeant of Humberside Police┬ákept relationship a secret
  • The panel heard her actions could have led to her ex-boyfriend getting the sack


A policewoman who lied about her relationship with another officer when he sent her an explicit video has been fired.

Volunteer special sergeant Heather Spayne, 24, of Humberside Police, complained to professional standards about the Snapchat clip.

She kept their former relationship a secret when he was investigated, a misconduct hearing was told.

The panel heard her actions could have led to her ex – referred to only as Officer G – getting the sack.

Volunteer special sergeant Heather Spayne, 24, of Humberside Police, complained to professional standards about the Snapchat clip

She kept their former relationship a secret when he was investigated, a misconduct hearing was told

She kept their former relationship a secret when he was investigated, a misconduct hearing was told

Miss Spayne, who joined the Humberside force in 2019, complained last May after he sent the video of himself.

There was an investigation in which Ms Spayne claimed that they were ‘just friends’.

Officer G said the pair were together for several months until Miss Spayne told him she was with someone else.

Other officers said the pair appeared to be romantically linked and had been seen kissing passionately on a night out.

Ms Spayne, who did not attend the hearing, originally denied there was any relationship or that she had given Officer G that impression.

But messages to another policeman referred to her having ‘been dumped’ by Officer G, the hearing was told.

Ms Spayne was found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed without notice

Ms Spayne was found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed without notice

When questioned by professional standards, Miss Spayne admitted she may have given Officer G a misleading impression.

Natalie Wortley, who chaired the panel, said her actions were ‘deliberate and planned’ and could have ended the other officer’s career.

She added she had shown no ‘genuine remorse or insight’ and her actions had breached standards of professional behaviour in respect of honesty and integrity.

Ms Spayne was found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed without notice.