ALLEGATIONS an ex-Bradford police officer lied about crashing his police vehicle outside a McDonald's and was caught driving while uninsured have been found proven at a misconduct hearing.

Former Police Constable Asad Hussain was  subject to a recent misconduct hearing for breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour, relating to Honesty and Integrity, and Discreditable Conduct.

The allegations, relating to two incidents last year, were found proven and Hussain would have been dismissed from the force had he still been a police officer.

In the report from the misconduct hearing, it said at just before 1am on May 22, 2019, Hussain was driving a police vehicle when he crashed into street furniture outside a McDonald's restaurant, causing substantial damage to the vehicle.

Despite being fully aware of both the fact of the incident and of the nature and extent of the damage caused, when he told PS Shah about the vehicle damage later that day he falsely stated he was unaware of how, when or where the damage occurred.

Hussain subsequently submitted a police vehicle accident form which dishonestly misrepresented the facts of the incident.

On October 22 last year, while off duty, Hussain was driving a vehicle knowing it did not have valid insurance in place.

When stopped by PC Gilroy and PC Armstrong, Hussain falsely asserted he had insurance cover and produced an insurance certificate he knew had been cancelled.

At 10.15am that day Hussain then contacted Elephant Insurance and falsely stated he was unaware of the cancellation of his insurance, and during the same call he was quoted a premium of £3,875.20 to re-insure the vehicle.

At 12.37pm the same day he then rang Admiral Insurance, purporting to be his father, and secured insurance cover at a premium of £959.47.

On January 20 this year, Hussain accepted a conditional caution for fraud by false representation relating to the Admiral insurance, and on February 25 was convicted of driving without insurance and driving without an MOT.

He was ordered to pay £516 in fines and costs and received eight points on his driving licence.

The misconduct panel said the allegations were proven and had Hussain still been a serving officer he would have been dismissed from West Yorkshire Police.