A FORMER PC who broke coronavirus restrictions by travelling to London because he was ‘bored’ – and later lied about self-isolating – would have been sacked had he not resigned.
Ex-PC Mohammed Miah drove to the capital during lockdown on November 15 2020 during the second national lockdown.
He was stopped by officers from the Metropolitan Police who asked him why he had made the journey.
He produced his warrant card, but did not claim to be on police business.
He said he’d made the trip to London because he was bored during lockdown.
However, when questioned by a supervisor on his return to work he lied about the trip and claimed he’d self-isolated from November 15 to 23 due to displaying Covid symptoms.
PC Miah, who joined West Midlands Police in 2020 and worked at the Lloyd House headquarters checking incident logs, resigned from the force in June this year, but misconduct proceedings continued. At a misconduct hearing on August 12 in front of an independent panel, chairman Tanveer Rakhim said that former PC Miah’s behaviour amounted to discreditable conduct, and that he’d breached standards of honesty and integrity.
The panel ruled that he would have been dismissed had he not resigned already.
Former PC Miah will now be added to the national barred list, preventing him from working in policing in the future.