Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Cornish Police Community Support Officer Jailed

news-legal.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

3:23pm 19th March 2013
(Updated 3:23pm 19th March 2013)

A Cornish police community support officer is jailed for seven years after having a string of affairs with vulnerable women while on duty.

Peter Bunyan from Redruth has been found guilty of eight charges of misconduct.

Taunton Crown Court heard the 40 year old, who was married at the time, used the police database like a "dating agency".

He wound up sleeping with four of them while he was supposed to be on duty.

Bunyan admitted wasting police time but insisted he didn't neglect his duties because he always kept his radio on.

His own laywer called him a "rat" but he argued it was not criminal.

IPCC Commissioner Rachel Cerfontyne said: "This man completely abused the position of trust he was in and is a disgrace to the police service. These were criminal actions and he has rightly been found guilty.

"The IPCC has expressed concern at the number of cases across England and Wales where officers have targeted vulnerable women for sex and I hope that this sends a message that corrupt officers will be found out and severely punished.

"We will be receiving a full report from Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and will detail the investigation findings and any learning in due course."

3:23pm 19th March 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
H&A 1

Death of young man at Cornish recycling plant

Police are making enquiries at the site in Redruth

lizzie miller baba  appeal

Cornish mum back Cornwall's neonatal appeal

It's after Treliske cared for her poorly baby

Most read
a38 crash

At least two people seriously injured in A38 crash

It scrambled police, fire crews and air ambulance

missing hannah barnes

UPDATE: Fears for missing Cornish schoolgirl

14-year-old Hannah Barnes has been found

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Police: No one else was involved in Gaia Pope's death

National News: Police say Gaia Pope suffered no injuries to suggest anyone else was involved in her death.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Man arrested after 53 phones stolen at Royal Blood gig

Showbiz News: A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after more than 50 mobile phones were stolen at a Royal Blood rock concert in Birmingham.

Stampede kills 15 near popular tourist town in Morocco

World News: At least 15 women were killed and another 10 people injured during a crush as food aid was distributed in a Moroccan village.

Chris Coleman wants to get Sunderland rocking and rolling again

Sports News: Sunderland's new boss Chris Coleman says he wants to bring rock and roll back to the Stadium of Light.

Gritsy Bitsy and David Plowie show true grit to triumph in naming contest

Strange News: Doncaster Council's two new gritting lorries have been named after an "incredibly tight" public poll attracted more than 40,000 votes.

Newer article

£100 Million Eco-Energy Project To Help Cornwall's Poorest

Cornwall News: Deal to fit energy saving measures in Duchy homes will also create 140 jobs

Older article

Argyle vs Southend

Cornwall News: Plymouth Argyle's one aim now is to avoid relegation

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall