Login Register

Former police officer Ian Langford weeps as he admits sleeping with two women while on duty

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 28, 2014

Ian Langford

A former policeman choked back tears today as he admitted having sex with two women while he was on duty as a constable.

Ian Langford of Church View, Tewkesbury, was a serving officer when he abused his position to befriend and have sexual relations with the two women.

He pleaded guilty at Gloucester Crown Court today to misconduct in public office in that "while acting as a constable you improperly used your office to engage in an acquaintanceship and intimate relationship and engage in sexual activity while on duty."

The charge relating to the first woman, from Hereford, was dated between May 11 and August 1, 2012 while the second charge, relating to a woman from Ledbury, was between June 11, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

Related content

Judge Jamie Tabor QC ruled that the two women with him Langford had relationships cannot be identified.

Simon Hunka, defending, asked for a pre-sentence report on Langord and Judge Tabor agreed. He adjourned sentence until June 24 and bailed Langford till then.

But he warned Langford not to expect anything other than a jail term.

"You are experienced enough to know what the likely sentence is going to be," said the judge.

He asked if Langford had been subjected to any disciplinary proceedings or suspension but Mr Hunka said he was no longer a serving officer.

The judge also asked if Langford had an exemplary record up until the offences but Mr Hunka said he had not.

"He was docked 13 days pay over a similar incident which was not taken to court," said Mr Hunka.

*The comment facility on this article has been disabled for legal reasons.

Read more from Gloucester Citizen