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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Pc said girl killed by speeding officer was 'scumbag'

Pc said girl killed by speeding officer was 'scumbag'

Two police officers are facing disciplinary action over their conduct after a Newcastle teenager was killed by a speeding patrol car.

Pc Julie Neve (left) and Sgt Lynne McKevitt face disciplinary action, police say

Hayley Adamson, 16, died after being hit by the car driven by Pc John Dougal in May 2008. He was later jailed.

Minutes after the fatal crash a dog handler sent to the scene was overheard referring to Hayley as a "scumbag".

Northumbria Police said she and another officer, who behaved inappropriately during Dougal's trial, faced action.

The Northumbria force expressed "shock and horror" at the behaviour of the officers and said an apology had been made to the teenager's family.

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