A former Hertfordshire Police sergeant who took his “playful” sex life “too far” will not be able to serve again.

A Gross Misconduct Hearing on Tuesday, May 9 “found proved” a catalogue of allegations against former PS 149 Tom Daly.

The Hertfordshire Constabulary panel was told the former officer was in an “intimate, personal” relationship with an unnamed constable – referred to as PC X.

They heard on one occasion during their relationship, former PS Daly disregarded PC X’s “request to end intercourse” but “forced her to continue until he had ejaculated”.

Photos supported an allegation PS Daly had punched PC X in the face during sex, according to a hearing decision report, and the sergeant had violent sex with PC X in a police station, which resulted in bruising to her wrists.

He also criticised PC X’s choice of dress for “as he perceived it, being too revealing”, told her she was a “psychopath”, and taking PC X’s work locker key without her knowledge and rummaging through the contents.

They heard an allegation of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, when, while on holiday in Edinburgh, Scotland, the former officer punched his victim in the face causing her to suffer reddening and a bloodshot eye.

Former PS Daly additionally “engaged in a work-related social media messaging chat with a junior member of staff, in which he discussed other members of staff under his leadership and confidential matters about them to which only he would have been privy”.

This amounted to a breach of confidentiality, the Hertfordshire Constabulary decision report reads.

The report confirms the former PS did not attend the panel hearing and was not represented.

PS Daly had been interviewed when the police considered criminal proceedings against him, but these resulted in “no further action” in August 2022.

He acknowledged the allegations against him would amount to controlling and coercive behaviour but denied they took place.

Afterwards, the ex-sergeant left the force and “declined to engage further in the process”.

His name will be included in the Police Barred List.