Police officer slapped female colleagues bottom during Duke and Duchess of Sussexs

Geldard joined Thames Valley Police on December 27 2007, but has since found work as a sports masseuse.A Thames Valley Police spokesman said that despite resigning, the misconduct case was necessary to dismiss him for gross misconduct so that he is barred from returning to the profession in the future. A police officer slapped a female colleague’s bottom when she bent over to pick up litter as they cleaned up following last summer’s royal wedding, a misconduct hearing was told.PC Clinton Geldard’s behaviour happened in the aftermath of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s nuptials in Windsor last May, when he also made lewd comments towards her.Geldard, who quit Thames Valley Police after an investigation into his antics, was mentoring the woman when the incident occurred.On another occasion, he also slapped her bottom when they refuelled a patrol car in Windsor. He did not turn up for the misconduct hearing and declined to contest the evidence against him.In another incident, the hearing was told he sexually assaulted another officer in the operations room at Reading Police Station in April last year.Geldard was found by the panel to have committed sexual assault on the two officers over their clothing during April and May last year and was retrospectively sacked without notice, despite having previously resigned last August.Disciplinarary Panel chairman Muzamil Khan (corr) said Geldard had “a propensity whilst on duty to physically touch colleagues without consent.”Mr Khan said the panel accepted the evidence of Geldard’s victims as Geldard himself did not attend the hearing to dispute them. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.

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