A ROYAL wedding copper who slapped his woman rookie colleague's bum following Harry and Meghan's nuptials at Windsor Castle has been thrown out of the police force for gross misconduct.

Clinton Geldard's inappropriate behaviour came to light while he was meant to be 'mentoring' the junior policewoman as they helped the clean-up operation following the global royal event of last year at which 127,000 well-wishers turned out for the couple.

Details of PC Geldard's sexual actions – which included other incidents – were revealed at a disciplinary hearing held at the force headquarters on Tuesday which ruled he was guilty of gross misconduct.

Geldard, who quit Thames Valley Police after an investigation into his antics, which also included smacking the backside of the same policewoman as together they refuelled their patrol car in Windsor, did not turn up for the misconduct hearing but said he did not dispute the facts against him.

The disciplinary panel heard that Geldard's lewd behaviour at the Royal Wedding happened as the young policewoman bent over during the clean-up near the castle.

He told the rookie officer: "I will destroy you" and made other lewd sexual comments to her.

In another incident it was revealed he had sexually assaulted another male officer in the operations room at Reading Police Station in April of last year.

Geldard was found by the panel to have committed sexual assault on the two officers over their clothing during April and May last year and was retrospectively sacked without notice, despite having previously resigned.

Disciplinary Panel chairman Muzamil Khan said Geldard had "a propensity whilst on duty to physically touch colleagues without consent".

Mr Khan said the panel accepted the evidence of Geldard's victims as Geldard himself did not attend the hearing to dispute them.

The chairman read the allegations out during the public hearing after hearing submissions from the Press who challenged an earlier ruling that no details of Geldard's offending would be revealed in public as he had admitted them. The media challenged the decision on the basis that the disciplinary hearing was a public matter.

He said the allegations against Geldard were that: "In April 2018 you sexually assaulted officer A to poke his a*** whilst in the ops room at Reading police station.

"On two occasions in May 2018, while on duty with a junior officer, officer B, you were mentoring. The first occasion, while stationed in Windsor for the clear up during the Royal wedding, you are accused of groping, slapping, grabbing or prodding her bottom when she bent over.

"On the second occasion, while at a police station refuelling a vehicle, you prodded or poked her with the fuel cap. She consented on neither occasion.

"You made numerous rude, sexually suggestive comments to officer B.

Mr Khan revealed that Geldard had been interviewed after allegations were made on June 1 last year and he had denied the allegation made by officer A and had denied the allegations of officer B in part, in that he denied touching the woman officer, but accepted he had made comments of a sexual nature.

The chairman said: "At one point he suggested that his behaviour or comments in relation to officer B was part of ex-military type banter. In relation to comments to officer B, he suggested his comments were reciprocated.

"The evidence of the complainants is internally and externally consistent. We find the allegations proven. Despite being challenged, former PC Geldard continued with his behaviour. We are satisfied that former PC Geldard's behaviour amounts to gross misconduct and because it is so serious, dismissal would be justified.

"We make a formal finding that former PC Geldard is dismissed from the force without notice and he would have been dismissed if he had not resigned."

Geldard joined the force on December 27, 2007 and resigned on August 1 last year after proceedings started against him. His final day of duty was August 31 last year.

He had taken a sustained leave of absence from March 2016 to April 2017 for major surgery and had a period of rehabilitation before he went back to work. He had been subject to no previous disciplinary hearings.

The hearing was told that Geldard had played no part in the investigation against him and had stuck by his statements made in the interviews described. He did not attend the proceedings where Police Federation representatives raised no objections in his defence.

Mark Thomas, counsel for TVP, told the hearing in Kidlington, Oxon: "He has declined the opportunity to register a response to the allegations. It does not mean that he's admitted the allegations. He has declined to contest the evidence in these proceedings.

"There is evidence from reliable witnesses in relation to each and every allegation. In the absence of the former officer contesting that evidence, it should be found to be reliable."

The disgraced policeman with a liking for sexually touching up colleagues has become a masseuse after quitting the force, it has been revealed.

Married Geldard works as a self-employed sports massage and myofascial release therapist.

For a rate of £600-per-hour, Geldard, a qualified massage therapist, offers in-person appointments from Reading for massage therapy,

structural integration and myofascial release.

Myofascial release therapy is described as a gentle, but hands-on treatment on Geldard's personal therapy page which says: "True myofascial therapists use advanced skills of touch and listening to feel the pulls and restrictions within each individual's body."

Geldard himself writes on the page: "I listen carefully to what my clients tell me and work to treat the underlying causes of their presenting issues and not just the most obvious symptoms.

"I treat every client as an individual and no two treatments are the same.

"We take a detailed case history and assess the body before creating a treatment plan with hands-on work followed up with stretching and a detailed care plan so that a client knows how they can help themselves towards recovery or improvement between appointments.

"I ask new massage clients with a presenting problem to try to see me regularly with short intervals so that we can try and effect change. From there my goal is to space treatments further apart and keep the improvements for longer each time as well as create more strategies to prevent recurrence."

Geldard trained with London School of Sports Massage where he did his BTEC Level 5 in sports and remedial massage. Since then he’s gone on to do more advanced training with Jing Advanced Massage Training and Myofascial Release UK where he’s learnt a more structural approach to treating the whole body and also skilled techniques like myofascial unwinding.

The page also says: "Having always been fit and active Clinton loves using his skills in soft tissue therapy, postural assessment and rehab to help his clients fulfil their optimum potential, whether that is to live pain free in day to day life, to prepare for events like marathons and triathlons or to work in physical and demanding day jobs."

The military background Geldard spoke about in his police interviews was as a combat medical technician with the Army's 16 Close Support Medical Regiment, which is based in Colchester, Essex. He still belongs to a reunion group online.

When approached at his home in Caversham, Reading, Berks, the door was answered by his partner Sophie who said her husband was aware of the police misconduct hearing, but did not wish to make any comment.