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Kent Police officer accused of punching woman in the face

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A police officer is accused of being abusive and violent towards a woman, including strangling her, a disciplinary hearing has heard.

Police constable Amarjit Dhallu was allegedly caught on a 999 phone call saying “I will smash your f****** face in” to the woman.

The Kent Police officer could be sacked if the allegations against him are proven.

Appearing at a disciplinary hearing on Monday (March 22) he denied that his conduct amounted to gross misconduct.

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The alleged victim was granted anonymity during the hearing, and was referred to only as Miss A.

Matthew Holdcroft, bringing the allegation on behalf of the police force, said Pc Dhallu had been abusive and violent to Miss A.

He continued: “You hit Miss A in the course of an argument, during the argument your mobile phone was struck and it connected with 999.”

During the call, a transcript of which was read out at the hearing, a voice believed to be Pc Dhallu’s is heard to say “I will smash your f****** face in”.

The other voice, believed to be Miss A, replies: “What, you will beat the f*** out of me?”

The other voice replies: “Yes I will all right.”

Mr Holdcroft continued: “That readout demonstrates that you have punched Miss A, you have done so on more than one occasion… and you have attempted to control Miss A.”

Giving evidence at the hearing, Miss A alleged that the officer had strangled her and hit her with a belt.

She said: “Amarjit’s fuse is extremely short.”

Kent Police Constable Amarjit Dhallu has denied discrediting the police force

Adrian Keeling QC, representing Pc Dhallu, suggested to her that she was “not being truthful” and was motivated by wanting to hurt the officer.

She said this was not the case.

The hearing, which is scheduled to last three days, continues.

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