Police spin doctor sacked over porn downloads

Hands up skirts and down trousers

A police PR chief who wrote an anti-sexism guide for officers has been sacked for groping colleagues and downloading porn.

John Williamson, deputy PR director for Greater Manchester Police, had been suspended since January after allegedly putting his hand up one female colleague's skirt and down another's trousers.

The married 35-year-old was also accused of making lewd comments at the staff Christmas bash and asking women about their underwear in the office.

After a police investigation uncovered thousands of sexual images on his computer at work and he lost the £35,000-a-year job.

Williamson, who claims he is innocent, played a key role in producing a 16-page guide on how to avoid sexist expressions. The Power of Language advised the force to avoid terms like "love", "pet" and "dear". ®

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