Police Insp Julian Moulton has been sacked after trying to cover up the injuries he got from a paragliding accident abroad — while he was on sick leave.
Insp Julian Moulton was put on ‘restricted duties’ after telling Norfolk Police a medical condition had put him in ‘significant pain’ and he was unstable on his feet.
But a misconduct hearing found he had worsened his original problems in a paragliding accident overseas — then claimed his ‘existing injuries’ were the reason he could not do his job.
Peter Nicholls, who chaired the panel at Norfolk Police headquarters, said Insp Moulton had been dishonest.
The officer’s conduct was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and he was dismissed without notice. Moulton has a right of appeal.
Following the hearing, a Norfolk Police spokesman said:
‘Whilst on restricted duties [not full hours and with limited tasks], he was involved in an accident whilst taking part in paragliding activities overseas during which he sustained further injuries.
‘In addition, Julian Moulton was found to have not been honest about how these injuries were sustained.
‘Such behaviour clearly breaches the high levels of integrity we expect from our officers. We recognise that the actions of Julian Moulton risk undermining public confidence in policing. We also know that his hard-working former colleagues will feel let down by his actions.’