A POLICE inspector caught having sex with a colleague in a Screwfix car park on Wirral has been banned from policing.

During a Gross Misconduct Hearing at Merseyside Police Headquarters in June 2022, it emerged that acting inspector Andrew McLullich had swapped messages about female colleagues. 

The 42-year-old had exchanged WhatsApp messages with fellow police officer Paul Jackson, in which the pair made graphic sexual comments about numerous colleagues - with one described as having "the best t**s on the block".

McLullich, who later resigned from the force after being served a regulation 30 notice for misconduct, was at the centre of a court case earlier this year in which another former policeman, Garvin Harper, was accused of assaulting him after catching him in a compromising position with his estranged wife, Stephanie Glynn.

Harper, 45, had followed Ms Glynn - also a serving police officer - to the car park of Screwfix in Birkenhead, where he found her having sex with McLullich in the back of his Kia Sportage at on the night of February 16, 2021.

Harper was later cleared of assaulting McLullich, but found guilty of stalking Ms Glynn after secretly planting a tracking device on her car. He was sentenced to two years in jail, suspended for two years.

The findings of Merseyside Police's 2022 misconduct hearing for both McLullich and Jackson have now been published, having been withheld for two years pending conclusion of the court case.

The panel found that McLullich had breached the standards of professional behaviour, authority respect and courtesy, equality and diversity, orders and instructions, discreditable conduct, challenging and reporting improper conduct, level of misconduct.

A statement in the findings read: "Having regard to all of the matters we have heard and considered we do find that this is a matter that falls within the definition of gross misconduct, due to the impact and potential impact on colleagues and public confidence."

Fellow police officer Paul Jackson, who also resigned before the outcome of the hearing, was found guilty of breaching the same standards and also for breaking confidentiality rules.

The panel heard that between March 2020 and January 2021, the pair exchanged texts about multiple female colleagues.

On April 13 2020, Jackson sent messages describing one woman as "absolute filth" and "every Dad’s nightmare and dream all in one". He added: "I remember she was dressed rather provocatively at the Xmas do. I’d only need a few minutes... max".

On August 2 2020 the pair discussed a male colleague's wife, whom McLullich said went "straight into top 5”. He encouraged Jackson to "just s**g her, it'll remove the awkwardness".

More messages followed on August 7, in which Jackson said the male colleague was "fed up of bobbies at central perving at (his wife)".

McLullich replied: "I saw her leaving Edge Lane yesterday in tight gym gear . . . you can’t have a nice car and expect others not to admire the view". He added: "I wouldn't mind a quick ride".

On another occasion, McLullich sent Jackson a picture of a new recruit. Jackson responded with two pictures of superheroes and the words "Hulk smash", which "indicated that he wished to have rough aggressive sexual intercourse with her".

McLullich also described the woman as “tip top only 19” and “impressionable too”.

The various women were described by the panel as being left feeling "shocked, upset and appalled", "uncomfortable and uneasy", "insecure, vulnerable and preyed upon", and "appalled, disgusted and violated.”

The panel ruled that McLullich and Jackson would have been dismissed without notice if they had still been serving officers. Both men were placed on the College of Policing Barred List in 2022, meaning they can no longer work in policing.