Humberside Police officer attacked woman in her bed in horrific campaign of abuse

A Humberside Police officer attacked a woman in her own bed and refused to let her leave the house in a horrific campaign of domestic abuse.

Jamie Powdrill, who served with the force for 18 years, used his position as a tutor to lure emergency service colleagues into abusive relationships.

He has now been sacked from the force with immediate effect

Jamie Powdrill had been an officer with Humberside Police for 18 years and had risen to a position of responsibility as a tutor constable.

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Powdrill used his position to coerce and control his relationships with two student officers and exhibited similar behavior during a relationship with an ambulance technician.

The brave women came forward to testify against Powdrill during a hearing in December and he has now been dismissed from the force for gross misconduct.

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Powdrill had been an officer for over 18 years
Powdrill had been an officer for over 18 years

The hearing was told that Powdrill was in a relationship with a woman known only as A who was an ambulance technician he had met through his work as a police officer.

The panel was told that Powdrill subjected her to unwanted, coercive and controlling behavior during a 17 month period.

This included physically preventing her leaving his address to attend work and physically assaulting her whilst she was in bed following a night shift.

The hearing was also told that between Powdrill engaged in a relationship with another woman, known as PC B who was a probation officer to whom he was providing help and advice as a more senior officer.

In a shockingly similar pattern, he subjected her to unwanted, controlling and coercive behavior over three months.

Powdrill was able to strike again, when he stuck up a relationship with PC C who was also a probationary officer.

Over two months, he subjected her to the same abusive behavior, physically injuring her in the process.

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The panel found the Powdrill’s conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behavior relating to Discreditable Conduct and amounted to gross misconduct.

In conclusion, the hearing’s panel wrote: “The panel determined that the officer was solely responsible for his actions, he abused his position as a tutor constable, two of his victims were student officers, and he was a perpetrator of domestic abuse spanning a number of years.

“The panel were satisfied that the three women were all harmed by his behavior which was sustained and repeated over a significant period of time.

“There were a number of aggravating factors, including the vulnerability of the women, the number of victims of the officer’s behaviour, and that misogyny in the police is a national concern.



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“There was a lack of genuine remorse, insight or acceptance of responsibility of the impact of his behaviour, and the panel noted that the manner in which his case was conducted added to the distress of his victims.

“The panel found the allegations amounted to gross misconduct and immediate dismissal of the appropriate sanction.

“No lesser sanction would serve the purpose of maintaining public confidence in and the reputation of the police service, uphold high standards of policing and deter misconduct and protect the public.”

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