Detective in court over sex texts

A police officer charged with misconduct in a public office is due to enter a plea today.

Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed that the officer has been suspended from duty
Nottinghamshire Police has confirmed that the officer has been suspended from duty

Intelligence officer Detective Constable Simon Abell is charged with four counts and is expected to enter a plea to the charges at Nottingham Crown Court this afternoon.

Abell, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, is alleged to have sent sexually-explicit text messages and carried out sexually-inappropriate behaviour against a woman between November 4 2011 and August 2 2012, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The force has confirmed the officer, who was based at Sutton-in-Ashfield, has been suspended from duty.