Police officers face gross misconduct hearing after man dies in Skegness crash

Two police officers have been called to a disciplinary hearing after a driver crashed into a tree and was killed. The officers, named only as PC Brereton and PC Chambers, are accused of gross misconduct following the incident in March this year.

It is alleged PC Brereton pursued a vehicle when he was “not authorised” to do so. A police spokesman said: “It is alleged that on March 4, 2022, PC Brereton was driving a marked police car, with PC Chambers in the front passenger seat. At 11pm on Lumley Road, Skegness, they saw a red Volkswagen Scirocco being driven towards them.

“Due to the manner of driving the vehicle was requested to stop and failed to do so. PC Brereton was not authorised to pursue vehicles, however, it is alleged he did so. At around 11.14pm the VW Scirocco left the road and collided with a tree. The driver and only occupant was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The conduct, if proved, amounts to gross misconduct.” The scene of the crash was the A52 at Croft Bank. A gross misconduct hearing is to be held at Force Headquarters in Nettleham on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, for PC Brereton, and PC Chambers, who are both based at Skegness Police Station.

It is alleged that PC Brereton breached the following standards of professional behaviour: orders and instructions, duties and responsibilities, discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity.

It is alleged PC Chambers breached the following standards of professional behaviour: challenging and reporting improper conduct, discreditable conduct, honesty and integrity.

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