Anti-terror cop set to be sacked after top secret documents were stolen from his car

AN anti-terror cop who had top secret documents stolen from his car is set to be sacked.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, 54, was this week found guilty of gross misconduct.

A West Midlands Police disciplinary panel heard he left the files, which could compromise national security, in the boot of his car for five days.

During that time Beale visited a pub and left the motor at a railway station while he went on a short break with his wife. Beale, due to retire in April after 30 years service, was suspended after last May’s theft.

Panel chairwoman Corinna Ferguson said: “We have decided to recommend dismissal.”

If bosses agree Beale could also lose a pension of around £215,000.

In December he was fined £3,500 by JPs after he admitted breaching the Official Secrets Act.

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