A British Transport Police (BTP) officer repeatedly sent sexual messages to a junior colleague. 

Inspector Gary Pinner, who was based in Camden, sought to abuse his position of power by sending uninvited messages to a vulnerable colleague of a lower rank, a misconduct hearing was told. 

None of the sexual messages were reciprocated in any way but he persisted in sending inappropriate messages over a considerable period of time.

Pinner resigned prior to the misconduct hearing, which took place on October 17. 

The misconduct panel concluded that his actions amounted to gross misconduct. 

Had he not already resigned, he would have been sacked. 

Alistair Sutherland, Deputy Chief Constable for BTP, said: “I fully support the panel’s decision in this case and hope this sends a clear message to those who seek to abuse their position of power that this behaviour will never be tolerated in our force.”