A British policeman was forced to resign as an officer after inventing a story about a girlfriend who died from cancer, all to get some days off work.
Policeman claimed fake partner died of cancer to get days off
A police officer who invented a girlfriend and claimed she “died of cancer” to get days off work would have been sacked for the “odious” gross misconduct had he not resigned, a chief constable has said.
Police officials say Harry Sarkar “maintained a detailed tissue of lies to colleagues and supervisors about a fake girlfriend, her fake illness, her fake death, and subsequent fake funeral”, the force said.
The student officer resigned before the misconduct hearing on Thursday, where he would have been dismissed without notice.
Sarkar – who quit the force in March – declined to show up for the 13-minute hearing.