SUTTON: Police officer suspended

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A serving police officer has been charged with four counts of misconduct in a public office.

Intelligence officer DC Simon Abell, 41, based at Sutton, is alleged to have sent sexually explicit text messages and carried out sexually inappropriate behaviour against a woman between November 2011 and August 2012.

The officer has been suspended and bailed to appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court on 28 January.