A disgraced West Midlands Police detective has resigned and been banned from the force after it emerged he and his partner were offering sexual services to strangers from his home for money.

Detective Constable Nicholas Taylor, who was based with CID at Bloxwich and had been a police officer for 19 years, advertised sexual services on the internet.

West Midlands Police launched an investigation in November 2020 when allegations emerged about officer Taylor’s sexual activities with clients aged between 21 and 70.

Taylor charged clients £150.00 an hour for threesomes which he advertised on an adult website with his partner.

Taylor resigned from his post as a Detective Constable following the revelations about his misconduct.

At a hearing in Birmingham on Wednesday 25 May the police officer, who is thought to be in his early 40’s, was found to have breached professional standards relating to his duties and responsibilities, and instructions, as well as conducting himself in a discreditable way.

The independent chair found the officer’s behaviour – who did not attend the disciplinary hearing – amounted to gross misconduct, and that he would have been dismissed had he not resigned.

The panel heard that the former police officer had acted “as as a prostitute”.

He will now be placed on the barred list, preventing him from working in policing. Taylor had previously received warnings for neglect of duty relating to another case.

Detective Chief Superintendent Sam Ridding, head of Professional Standards Department, said: “We expect the highest standards of behaviour from our officers, both on and off duty.

“Like all officers, DC Taylor should not have engaged in activity that was likely to bring discredit on the police service and any business interests should have been declared to be assessed for any potential conflicts of interest with his role within the police.

“He failed to do that, and his off duty actions brought discredit upon West Midlands Police.”

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