A Merseyside Police spokesman, said: “During the evening of Monday, 23 July (2012), Merseyside Police was made aware of a video on YouTube that appears to show a police officer behaving in an inappropriate manner.

“The footage was obtained and an immediate investigation was launched by the Force’s Professional Standards Department.

“A 31-year-old serving police officer has been placed on restrictive duties whilst the investigation into the matter is conducted.

“As the matter is currently under investigation it would be inappropriate to comment any further.”
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