PC Thomas Hill, 35, once stationed at Canterbury for Kent Police, has confessed to engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a woman under investigation.
Hill faced Southwark Crown Court, where he entered a guilty plea for misconduct in public office.
Timeline of Events
The court heard that the misconduct transpired between 9 and 23 December 2020.
Hill, a resident of Deal, was accused of acting in a way that grossly undermined the public’s trust.
Following a probe by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), charges were brought against Hill.
It was revealed that the duo shared a brief romance in December 2020, marked by text exchanges and a single meeting during Hill’s time off.
Previous Court Details
A prior hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court detailed how Hill encountered the woman, who was at the time the subject of a police investigation.
Upcoming Court Proceedings
Though sentencing has been tentatively set for 4 October, an additional preliminary hearing is scheduled for 11 September.
Hill has been granted unconditional bail as the proceedings continue, and the court has requested pre-sentence reports.
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