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Avon and Somerset policeman kept his job after telling female sex assault victim ‘boys will be boys’

Avon and Somerset police officer is allowed to keep his job despite telling female sex assault victim ‘boys will be boys’ and ‘there will always be primeval instincts’

  • Avon and Somerset police officer also told the victim: ‘He must be a nice boy’
  • But he was left with little more than a slapped wrist and was asked to ‘reflect’ 
  • The End Violence Against Women Coalition slammed the inaction as a ‘disgrace’
  • Thames Valley Police officers also kept their jobs after calling travellers ‘p**eys’
  • News comes a day after policeman jailed for falsely accusing ex of gang murder

A police officer kept his job after telling a woman  who was sexually assaulted: ‘Boys will be boys’.

The unidentified officer also said the alleged attacker ‘must be a nice boy’ because he went to church.

Avon and Somerset Police simply asked the cop to ‘reflect’ on his behaviour.

He told the victim: ‘I’m quite old-fashioned in my approach and want to [assure] this is not just teens and urges.

Police officers have been able to keep their jobs despite insensitive comments (Stock image)

‘Boys will be boys, there will always be primeval instincts’, The Sun reported.

End Violence Against Women Coalition director Andrea Simon said the failure to fire the officer in question was a ‘disgrace’.

Avon and Somerset Police did not answer an immediate request for comment. 

Police forces across the country were asked by the newspaper to submit sexist and racist comments made by officers over the past two years.

British Transport Police revealed it had kept two officers on after they were filmed holding a black Jelly Baby and joking about ‘f***ing darkies’.

Avon and Somerset Police allowed the officer in question to keep his post after the remarks

Avon and Somerset Police allowed the officer in question to keep his post after the remarks

The pair were on duty at the time and used filters to hide their appearances. 

Both were given a final written warning – but did not lose their jobs.

Another transport police officer remained in post despite using language which the force said ‘could be deemed racially discriminative’.

The criticism of Avon and Somerset Constabulary comes amid a spate of police officer allegations

The criticism of Avon and Somerset Constabulary comes amid a spate of police officer allegations

Thames Valley officers kept their jobs after calling travellers ‘p**eys’ and a Bedfordshire policeman stayed in post after slapping a female colleague’s bottom.

He received a written warning.

Ms Simon added: ‘We need to challenge and change harmful attitudes.’

Six weeks ago two senior Essex Police officers accused of sexual misconduct were suspended.

One was reported to have had ‘sex with a civilian worker [while] on duty’.

DCC Andy Prophet, who oversees force’s standards department said: ‘Our officers and police staff catch criminals and keep people safe. 

‘I expect the highest standards – that’s what the people of Essex deserve.

Yesterday a Swansea cop was jailed for three and a half years after falsely accusing his ex-girlfriend of drug dealing and killing an Albanian gangster.

Mia Pitman, 23, had dumped PC Abubakar Masum, 24, when he cheated on her.

Masum was also given an indefinite restraining order to stop him contacting Mia.

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