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A serving British Transport Police officer has been dismissed without notice, following a fast tracked misconduct hearing.
PC Iain Bagley, based in Glasgow, was dismissed with immediate effect by the Chief Constable on Friday 8 October.
In May PC Bagley was found guilty of communicating indecently under Section 7(1) Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009.
He received an admonition and was also ordered to join the Sex Offender’s Register for five years.
Following an appeal on Wednesday, his sentence was changed to a 12 month community payback order and one year on the sex offenders register.
The court heard PC Bagley sent messages to a 16-year-old between February and April 2019.
Chief Constable Lucy D’Orsi said: “PC Bagley has brought discredit upon the force and I would like to be very clear his behaviour does not reflect the standards or attitudes of BTP.
“The public, and myself, rightly demand the highest standards of integrity from our officers. I recognise that this is felt now, more than ever.
“It is deeply concerning when a serving officer is convicted of a criminal offence. We took the decision to fast track his misconduct hearing on Friday where I dismissed him without notice.”