PC faces the sack after it is alleged he used a self-service machine to deliberately underpay for some doughnuts.

Police Constable Simon Read is accused of weighing a bag of carrots and using the barcode sticker to pay for a tray of 12 Krispy Kremes.

The officer is believed to have paid 7p for the £9.95 doughnuts at the Tesco store in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire back in February 2020.

At the time of the incident the officer was on duty and in full uniform. Details have emerged of a police report which alleged that the officer “selected a cardboard tray containing 12 Krispy Kreme donuts that were priced at £9.95.

The officer will face a misconduct hearing later this month to determine whether he breached the force’s rules on police behaviour.

“The doughnut tray had a price barcode on it,” The “officer then went to the fruit and vegetable area where” the officer used the “self-service scales to obtain a self-adhesive barcode price label for carrots with a price of £0.07 (7 pence).

He force accuses him of breaching honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct which could result in his dismissible.