Firearms officer ‘stalked’ ex for months before peering over wall armed with gun

An officer “stalked” his ex for eight months until he was caught peering over her garden wall armed with his police gun.

Firearms adviser PC Benjamin Robinson was supposed to be on duty when fellow officers found him spying on her, in full uniform, having gone missing from Melton station in North Ferriby near Hull.

A misconduct hearing in Goole, East Yorkshire yesterday heard Robinson, 32, targeted his ex, also a police officer, from September 2018 to April 2019, following her and loitering at her home.

It heard Robinson accepted the facts but denied it amounted to stalking.

In November, he was fined £300 by York magistrates for misusing the police computer to look up ­registrations of cars on her drive.

Humberside Chief Constable Lee Freeman said the evidence was “overwhelming” and found him guilty of gross misconduct.

He resigned before the hearing so could not be fired but is on the College of Policing’s Barred List.