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Met policeman lied about his brother having terminal cancer to get time off work

A former policeman has been found guilty of gross misconduct after falsely claiming his brother was dying of cancer.

The officer made the claim to have compassionate leave.

He also failed to take a statement from a woman who tried to report she’d been assaulted and threatened with an acid attack.


On his first shift as a policeman Callum McIntyre told his sergeant his brother had terminal cancer.

Over the next three months he was given 30 days’ compassionate leave to help care for him.

After joining a new unit in he informed his inspector that his brother had died while receiving treatment.

However, it wasn’t true.

McIntyre admitted he had lied about his brother who wasn’t ill.

A misconduct hearing was also told McIntyre ignored a woman who had attended Croydon Police station.

She said had been threatened by a man on a moped who was wielding a sharp object.

The attacker had threatened to throw acid on her.

McIntyre, who was on the front desk, failed to take a statement and did not record it as a crime.

He resigned from the Met last month ahead of a gross misconduct hearing which found the case against him was proven.

Scotland Yard said he would have been dismissed if he was still a serving officer.



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