Officer who sexually assaulted girl dismissed from force

Date published: 08 October 2021

A police constable who previously served as a neighbourhood officer in Tameside has been formally dismissed from GMP.

PC Farooq Ahmed, 38, who was previously based in GMP's Tameside district was dismissed yesterday (7 October 2021) following a public misconduct hearing chaired by Chief Constable Stephen Watson.

Ahmed was convicted in December 2020 at Minshull Street Crown Court of three counts of sexual assault of a child under 13, as well as one count of making an indecent image of a child. The offences occurred between 2016-2018.

On the 5 January 2021, Ahmed was sentenced to two years' imprisonment, as well as being given a five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order and his name added to the Sex Offenders Register for ten years.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson, said: "I'm appalled by this disgusting abuse of a young girl and I am pleased that justice has been served which was a result of a robust and thorough criminal investigation undertaken by detectives from GMP's Oldham CID.

"I expect our officers to uphold the highest standards of conduct with public safety being their main priority. Ahmed fell well below these standards when he committed these unforgivable offences and his actions do not represent what I expect of an officer of the Greater Manchester Police."

Ahmed was suspended from his duties following being charged with the offences.

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