Star of Motorway Cops rapped for using police database to spy on colleague

A POLICE officer who starred in hit BBC show Motorway Cops has been rapped for using a work computer to spy on a colleague’s car.

Angus Nairn, 52 cracked down on motorists during the TV series, which ran from 2008 to 2015.

But the West Mercia Police PC was reprimanded himself after a hearing found PC Nairn committed gross misconduct.

PC Nairn was handed his final written warning after Wednesday's verdict.

Supt Helena Bennett, Head of Professional Standards Department said: "The Misconduct Hearing found that the behaviour of Police Constable Angus Nairn breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Orders and Instructions, Confidentiality and Discreditable Conduct.

“His actions amounted to Gross Misconduct.”


PC Nairn was allowed to keep his job in the force despite snooping on a colleague's vehicle on May 3, 2017.

On the TV series, PC Nairn was known for his no-nonsense approach as he clamped down on car drivers and truckers in the Midlands.

The Central Motorway Policing Group cop was filmed nabbing motorists who fell foul of the law.

In one scene, he nicks a lorry driver who only had a provisional driving licence.

Drivers will always try it on. But when they start telling you they don’t know what they are doing that’s when I start disbelieving them

PC Nairn says: “Drivers will always try it on. But when they start telling you they don’t know what they are doing that’s when I start disbelieving them.

“It beggars belief to think that he’s got the nerve to drive that truck up and down the motorway and roads in Britain putting everybody’s life in danger when he has never even sat a test.

“I’ll wake him up in a wee while and give him that news deal with it the way he should be dealt with.”

In another scene Nairn is shown on a special operation using a truck to catch lorry drivers and van drivers using mobile phones.


A colleague films one truck driver on his phone and Nairn beeps his horn at him.

Nairn said: “He looked across and lo and behold instead of being shocked to see police officers filming him he took his other hand off the steering wheel and gave the thumbs up.

“So he’s driving with no hands on the steering wheel at all.”

In 2014, Nairn was snapped alongside a£240,000 McLaren supercar with police livery.

The car can hit top speeds of 207mph and 0-60mph in three seconds, but was not used on the roads.

He said: “Everyone who see the McLaren wants to come and talk about it.

"It is an excellent way to get people to have a conversation with the police – and not end up with a fixed penalty ticket.

“The McLaren is a very powerful car with a top speed of more than 200 miles an hour but it wouldn't be very practical as an every day police vehicle.

“There's not a great deal of luggage space and it has gull-wing doors that opens outwards and upwards so you have to leave plenty of space when you park.”

Pc Nairn was most recently based in local policing at Hindlip, West Mercia and has spent 18 years as a cop.

He faced three allegations, but two were not proven.

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