A senior Ammanford police officer has been dismissed following a disciplinary hearing.

Following a thorough and swift investigation into two allegations made about his conduct, Dyfed-Powys Police’s Special Chief Officer Cairn Newton-Evans has this morning faced a public disciplinary hearing.

On November 28 SCO Newton-Evans was served with a conditional caution for sexual assault and tendered his resignation from the post of Chief Officer for Dyfed-Powys Special Constabulary.

The condition of the caution was that a letter be prepared from SCO Newton-Evans to the victims.

This condition was discussed with the victims prior this outcome being decided upon.

Chief Constable Mark Collins instigated a fast track disciplinary process and a public misconduct hearing has been heard today (Thursday 12 December 2019).

The hearing, chaired by Mr Collins, found that gross misconduct was proven and the decision was made to dismiss SCO Newton-Evans.

It was also ruled that his name be added to the College of Policing barred list, preventing him from working in law enforcement in the future.

Chief Constable Mark Collins, said: “Cairn has given his time to Dyfed-Powys Police for many years and I am grateful for the work he has done.

"However, as an organisation we will always strive to uphold standards of ethical and professional behaviour and where a representative of the force has done wrong, we will investigate and utilise the powers available to us, to ensure we maintain a workforce that continues to reflect the values by which we stand.

“We will always listen to victims of crime and will act on what they tell us, conducting thorough investigations and acting upon those findings to ensure justice is delivered and is seen to be delivered.”

Mr Newton-Evans, who was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to policing and the LGBTQ community last year, had submitted his resignation, but under police regulations his dismissal was necessary in order for him to be added to the barred list.