Gwent Police apologises to officers who were ignored after reporting ...

Gwent Police apologises to officers who were ignored after reporting ...
Gwent Police apologises to officers who were ignored after reporting ...

Gwent Police has issued a public apology to two female officers who were ignored after they reported domestic abuse by a senior male colleague nearly 10 years earlier - as the victims condemned a 'boys' club culture' at the force.

PC Clarke Joslyn, 49, pinned one woman to a wall holding a knife and told a second 'something bad would happen' if she humiliated him.

He also subjected one of the woman to 'controlling and coercive behaviour' while monitoring her Facebook profile. 

The victims, referred to as Sarah and Jodie throughout a misconduct hearing, have not been identified.

They were serving officers when Joslyn's abuse took place and said they were left feeling 'worthless' and 'broken' by the 'negligence of Gwent Police and its 'boys' club culture'. 

Joslyn was banned from working for the force at a misconduct hearing in November 2019, having already resigned from his role as a constable following a 26-year career. 

A female officer, though, revealed she had complained about his conduct back in 2012 alleging he abused her following the end of their relationship.  

Clarke Joslyn resigned from his position as a constable within Gwent Police in November last year. He has now been banned from working for the force

Clarke Joslyn resigned from his position as a constable within Gwent Police in November last year. He has now been banned from working for the force

Joslyn had been involved in training the women and is said to have used his seniority to have groomed them into having a relationship with him.   

Both were then subjected to domestic abuse and eventually reported him.

However, their allegations were not taken seriously and they were instead targeted by Joslyn's colleagues.

It later emerged that several other women had been victimised by Joslyn over a period of years while he remained a serving officer with access to young female trainees. 

When his case finally reached the misconduct hearing in 2018, he had already quit the force.

At the hearing, which took place in his absence, a panel heard he pinned a woman against a wall holding a knife and used derogatory messages online towards her.

The panel also heard the 'obsessive' Joslyn told a second woman 'something bad would happen' if she ever humiliated him.

He was found to have 'deep seated attitudinal issues' and breached professional standards while off-duty.  

Joslyn claimed in written evidence the complaints against him were 'fabricated, misrepresented and exaggerated'.

However, Chris Daw QC, representing Gwent Police, told the panel that his behaviour 'typifies that of a bully'.

He said the resignation was 'just another tactical manoeuvre to avoid the consequences of his behaviour' towards 'two, courageous young women'.

Speaking of police chiefs’ failure to act on her 2012 complaint, one of the officers said: 'I would not be dramatic in saying this destroyed my career.'

The two women made a civil claim against Gwent Police as part of a national police super-complaint on

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