A POLICE officer reportedly having an 'inappropriate' relationship with a female victim has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct and corruption.

The police constable, based in Barnsley, is currently suspended after the arrest on September 13.

After an internal report, the unidentified officer has been bailed until later this month.

Superintendent Delphine Waring, Head of Professional Standards, said: "We understand how concerning a report like this must be to our communities, particularly in light of recent national events and the need for forces across the country to be doing much more to transform toxic cultures and tackle abuse of women.

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"This matter was brought to my department's attention by concerned colleagues and a full internal gross misconduct investigation was immediately launched alongside the criminal investigation. We are committed to being as open as possible about the professional standards of South Yorkshire Police and members of the public can be assured that any reports of this nature are dealt with swiftly and robustly."