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Misconduct hearing after shooting

A Thames Valley Police officer will face a misconduct hearing after a civilian worker was shot during a gun safety lecture, police have confirmed.

The officer was taking a firearms awareness training session in May 2007 when a gun went off and a control room operator was shot in the torso.

The wounded man, one of 11 operators at the session in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, was treated in hospital.

The Crown Prosecution Service said it would not bring criminal charges.

The incident had been investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The findings were passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in October last year.

In January, the CPS decided that the Thames Valley Police Officer would not face criminal charges.

The file was then passed to Thames Valley Police, who have decided to hold a disciplinary hearing on a date to be fixed.

The Heath and Safety Executive is continuing a separate inquiry into possible contraventions of health and safety at work legislation.

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