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Met Police officer who ‘disappeared’ on a ‘sickie’ was paid for two years | UK | News

Met Police officer who ‘disappeared’ on a ‘sickie’ was paid for two years | UK | News

The force didn’t hear from the officer for so long it even reported him missing at one stage after his uniform was found in a locker. It was later discovered PC Cristinel Anghel had left the country after amounting £8,000 of debts, including some to a force vehicle bursary scheme. Mr Anghel did not work for the force again after going sick on March 21 2022, but was paid an at least around £37,000 salary per year until the conclusion of force misconduct proceedings on January 12 this year. The misconduct panel heard that on March 20, 2022, he applied for annual leave from his line manager, but he was told they would have to check if staff levels would allow it. Next day, he phoned in sick “citing mental health reasons” before emailing the Met’s HR team to say he felt his Romanian “ethnicity was the reason for the leave being refused.” Multiple attempts were made to contact him over a number of weeks, with PC Anghel, ignoring most calls, the panel heard.He sent …