A DUDLEY police chief has been dismissed after a misconduct hearing which found his “drunken conduct" on a plane breached the force’s standards.

Chief Inspector Balraj Sohal was sacked earlier this month after his behaviour was deemed “so unacceptable he was ejected from a flight” in June 2022.

A West Midlands Police misconduct hearing ruled the inspector, who joined the police in 2006, breached professional standards.

Deputy Chief Constable Scott Green said: “A Chief Inspector was dismissed on June 7 following a misconduct hearing.

“It was found that the officer breached the professional standards following drunken conduct in June 2022 that was deemed so unacceptable he was ejected from a flight.

“His actions were totally inappropriate and he has brought discredit on the police service.

“The public quite rightly expect the highest standard of professionalism from our officers and staff and we are determined to ensure that those who breach these standards are held to account.”