Attending Hearings

Misconduct Hearing

Duration: One day.

Dates & times: Tues, 25th April 2016: 09:00 - 16:00 

Officer:  Detective Constable Gary Christie  

Location:  Old Magistrates Court, Houghton Police Station, Dairy Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 5BL

In relation to:  1 x allegation of Gross Misconduct which relates to unlawful access of information held on the force computer system on behalf of Asa Dobbing for the purpose of obtaining information in relation to individuals with whom it has been found that Asa Dobbing was conspiring with to supply controlled drugs of Class (A).

1. Confidentiality

2. Honesty and Integrity

3. Discreditable Conduct

4. Orders and Instructions 

Closing date to register interest in attending: 1700hrs 24th April 2017

Further information:  Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held entirely in public.

If you wish to attend a hearing

If you wish to attend, you must book your place in advance by sending an e-mail to in order to register your interest. In the e-mail you must provide:

- Your full name
- Date of birth 
- Home address
- The date of the hearing you wish to attend
- T
he name of the person involved.

Any interested members of the media must also register attendance as outlined above. Media enquiries should be directed to the Media Relations Team at Police Headquarters.

Successful observers will receive a return email which will include information what to do next.

Attending a hearing

The hearing allows for 20 observers to attend, allocation will be on a first come basis. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know in your e-mail so we can ensure your needs are met.

Upon attending the location of the hearing, you will be required to present photographic identification, for example a driving licence or passport.

You will not be allowed admittance unless you have pre-registered. We reserve the right to restrict entry.

No filming, audio recording or taking of photographs of the proceedings is permitted.

Water will be provided during the hearing.