PC quits after looking at sex websites

A policeman was forced to resign after viewing "sexually explicit" websites while on duty, it was revealed today.

Another officer was given a reduction in rank after looking at pornographic material on the internet, a police spokeswoman said.

A freedom of information request to Suffolk Constabulary revealed a male constable resigned following a disciplinary hearing early this year and a male sergeant was given a reduction in rank to constable in 2007.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: "Suffolk Constabulary requires all officers and staff to be professional at all times, and to ensure their conduct is exemplary, whether in the office or out in the community.

"Email and website usage is monitored and any findings of inappropriate use will be looked into and dealt with appropriately."