A BRADFORD police detective and convicted thief is to face a misconduct hearing over allegedly stealing bottles of wine from supermarkets in the Bradford district.

Detective Constable Sean Donoghue will face a hearing at the end of this month over the alleged offences, and one offence he has already admitted.

Donoghue was handed a conditional discharge when he pleaded guilty to theft on September 11, 2020, at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’s Court, when he admitted stealing three bottles of wine and a sandwich from Tesco Express in Berry Drive, Baildon.

As well as the conditional discharge he was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £22.

On July 29 and 30 he will go before a misconduct hearing for alleged breaches of West Yorkshire Police’s Standards of Professional Behaviour, in relation to honesty and integrity, and discreditable conduct.

The other offences it’s alleged he committed are took place on May, 12, 13, and 14, 2020, all at the Aldi supermarket in Briggate, Shipley.

On May 12, it’s alleged be stole two bottles of wine, hiding them in his backpack. On May 13 it’s alleged he did the same, and on May 14 it’s alleged he did the same again, only with four bottles of wine this time.

Misconduct hearings deal with allegations of gross misconduct by Police Officers or Special Constables.