A POLICE officer based in South Gloucestershire allegedly made a false statement that someone they knew would be drink-driving and obtained unauthorised information about them.

PC Lee Umpleby, based in Almondsbury, faces a police misconduct hearing at Avon & Somerset Constabulary headquarters in Portishead on Monday, June 3.

A publicity notice on the force website for the tribunal, which will be led by an independent Legally Qualified Chair, said the officer was accused of breaching the standards of professional behaviour in terms of honesty and integrity, duties and responsibilities, and discreditable conduct.

It said: “It is alleged that PC Umpleby made a false statement when reporting that he had reliable intelligence that the complainant would be drink driving on May 14, 2023.

“PC Umpleby also obtained unauthorised information about the complainant and failed to disclose previous association.

“PC Umpleby also failed to submit an intelligence report after having been advised to do so.

“It is contended that (if proven) the allegations amount to gross misconduct.”

The hearing is set to last three days.