Ahmed Anwari told his training officer that he had to stay home because of a positive lateral flow test result, but it turns out he drew the red line on it himself
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A prospective police officer drew red lines on a Covid-19 test strip to get time off from work, a misconduct hearing has been told.
Ahmed Anwari told his training officer last December that he had to stay at home because of a positive lateral flow test result.
However, he was caught when asked to send a photo of the result as evidence, where “it became clear that the test had been manually altered with red lines drawn”.
The Lancashire Police Officer was then invited to take a coronavirus test at a Microsoft Teams meeting, where he falsely claimed the result had been positive again.
When confronted, Mr Anwari admitted to falsifying the results and lying about it, explaining he did it so he could stay at home under self-isolation rules at the time.
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He resigned from the force a day later.
Chief Constable Chris Rowley, who chaired Monday’s hearing, found that former officer 2568 Anwari had breached standards of professional conduct and committed gross misconduct in the process.
“I think if Mr Anwari had still been a member of Lancashire Constabulary he would have been dismissed,” he said.
“Police officers must always remember that the public expects them to uphold high standards of professional conduct.”
Mr Anwari chose not to attend the hearing in Ormskirk and sought no legal representation.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/trainee-police-officer-drew-red-27287472 The would-be police officer drew red lines on the Covid test so he could take time off work