Jailed police officer fired over sex with girl

Michael Grigg

Michael Grigg, formerly of Hatfield, was dismissed from the force this week - Credit: Herts police

A  jailed Hatfield police officer was dismissed from the Herts police in a misconduct trial this week.

Police Sergeant Michael Grigg, who was found guilty in December of two counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child, was found guilty of gross misconduct, dismissed without notice and added to the barred list on Monday, March 15.

Between August 17, 2008 and August 17, 2010, while employed by Herts police as a police officer and as a cadet leader, PS Grigg committed sexual acts on a female cadet aged under 16.

His victim had been in a police cadet programme while PS Grigg was a cadet leader.

On December 11 2020, following a full Crown Court trial, PS Grigg was convicted of two counts of penetrative sexual activity and on December 15 he was sentenced to six-and-a-half-years imprisonment.

He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for life.

Herts police have been contacted for a comment.