Former Wimbledon police chief Darren Williams was sacked after committing four counts of gross misconduct, including acting "inappropriately" towards female colleagues four times.

The Detective Chief Superintendent was suspended on full pay of about £80,000 a year, from duty in January 2014, after fellow employees complained about his conduct.

However, he was not dismissed from the force until April 30, 2015, after a 16-month internal investigation found him guilty of repeated inappropriate behaviour towards female colleagues.

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At an appeal hearing at the British Transport Police headquarters in Camden on Thursday, January 28, Mr Williams appeal against this judgement was dismissed.

May 2015: Suspended Merton police chief Darren Williams expelled for "inappropriate behaviour" towards female colleagues

Mr Williams was suspended on full pay while the four allegations, as well as a fifth allegation failing to disclose receiving a gift, were investigated.

Although Mr Williams pleaded guilty to misconduct in all five allegations at his original hearing on April 30, he denied gross misconduct.

However, the panel found that taken together his actions amounted to gross misconduct, and he was fired immediately after the hearing.

The panel found that ex DCS Darren Williams breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in particular those paragraphs relating to:

Authority, respect and courtesy - three counts.

Discreditable conduct - four counts.

Orders and instructions - one count.

He was replaced by the current borough commander, Stuart Macleod.

Speaking previously, deputy assistant commissioner Fiona Taylor, directorate of professionalism, said: "We expect high standards from our officers and we are naturally very disappointed that Darren Williams' behaviour has fallen significantly short of that expected of any officer, let alone one so senior."

D Chief Supt Williams served in the Met for 27 years, according to his LinkedIn profile.