A police inspector accused of deceiving colleagues about a £100,000-plus debt has been sacked for gross misconduct.
Jon Percival, 45, borrowed tens of thousands of pounds from friends and colleagues without telling them the full extent of his financial troubles, a disciplinary panel concluded.
On Friday he was dismissed at the end of a four-day disciplinary hearing after being found guilty of breaching standards of professional behaviour.
The former Tactical Aid Unit officer was found to have hidden from his benefactors that he was more than £100,000 in debt when he asked for and received loans worth more than £47,000 from friends both in and out of policing.
He was accused of securing a loan against a car lent to him by one pal and of…