An ex-police officer accused of "unwanted sexual conduct" will face a misconduct hearing next week.

Former Cleveland Police officer Thomas Charles Vickers is accused of failing to act with self-control, failing to treat Ms X with courtesy and respect and engaged in unwanted conduct and/or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature towards Ms X.

The force also alleges that former PC Vickers behaved in a manner that discredits the police service and undermines public confidence "because a reasonable member of the public would be justifiably concerned that a police officer had engaged in unwanted sexual conduct".

See more court stories from The Northern Echo by clicking here

Get all the latest crime and court updates, for less than the price of a coffee, with a Premium Plus digital subscription to The Northern Echo. Special offer currently in place for £5 for 5 months. Click here

The allegations, if proven, could amount to gross misconduct and breach the Standards of Professional Behaviour for police officers, specifically the standards of:

  • Authority, Respect and Courtesy;
  • Equality and Diversity;
  • Discreditable Conduct.

An independent disciplinary panel will listen to the evidence before making its ruling.

The public hearing will be in held in Stockton at 10am, on Monday, February 26.