Officers face action over stripper

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Twenty-two police officers are to face disciplinary action over a strip show at a police training college, it was disclosed yesterday. The punishment follows allegations that they hired a stripper for a birthday party, and that she had chocolate sauce and whipped cream licked from her naked body by one officer.

Six of the officers involved are to be charged with discreditable conduct - which could lead to dismisal - with one facing further charges of falsehood and prevarication, while the rest are to be formally "admonished" or given "advice" over their conduct.

The Police Complaints Authority said it was recommending action against the officers following allegations they had "engaged in or acquiesced to unacceptable behaviour with a female stripper".

Lancashire Police asked the PCA to investigate after a woman officer complained about the show last February at the force's headquarters training school near Preston.