Officer dismissed without notice following off-duty assault– Manchester
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An officer based in Manchester has been dismissed following an accelerated misconduct hearing held on 11 December 2023.
Police Constable Niki Minev attended his hearing held at British Transport Police Headquarters following allegations of gross misconduct.
On 8October 2022 whilst off duty PC Minev struck a person to the face whilst holding a glass causing serious injuries. He was arrested and subsequently pled guilty to causing grievous bodily harm at Liverpool Crown Court. His plea was accepted by the judge with a preliminary date for sentencing set for 15 January 2024.
His hearing was held in public and chaired by Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi. Chief Constable D’Orsi found the allegations proven and that they amounted to gross misconduct, and he was dismissed without notice.
Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi said: “Members of the public rightly expect police officers, both on and off duty, to protect them from violent and disorderly behaviour. PC Minev did the opposite.
“His violent actions caused serious and lasting injury to his victim and have harmed public confidence in policing. There is no place in BTP for someone like that. I had no hesitation in dismissing him without notice.”