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PC found guilty of stalking offences

News   •   Jun 07, 2019 15:35 BST

A Surrey Police officer has been convicted of stalking offences following a trial.

PC Marc Sturrock aged 47 was found guilty yesterday (June 6) of harassment by stalking following a four-day trial at Maidstone Crown Court. He will be sentenced on July 10.

PC Sturrock, who is based at Reigate Police Station was found guilty of stalking his victim between August 18, 2017 and October 12, 2017.

He was arrested in October 2017 and placed on restricted, non-public facing duties.

Deputy Chief Constable Jeremy Burton said: “As police officers we are trusted to protect and serve the public who have to put their faith and confidence in us. To betray that trust is contemptible and we can only convey our sincere apologies to the victim in this case who should not have been put in such a position.

“Unfortunately one officer’s actions have the ability to undermine the good work we see our officers doing every day to protect those in need, but I hope I can reassure the public when I say that this is absolutely not tolerated within Surrey Police and is not what I see from colleagues on a day-to-day basis.”

A misconduct process will now take place following the conclusion of the court case.