A Northumbria Police officer quit his job in shame after he was convicted of assaulting a man inside a Newcastle casino.

"Intoxicated" Christopher Holland-Lumsdale was off-duty when he assaulted the reveller inside Grosvenor Casino, in St James' Boulevard, in December 2018.

The force say the attack left the victim with a "serious injury" to his thumb.

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The PC repeatedly denied the attack. However he resigned after he was convicted at Teesside Magistrates' Court of assault.

Now the force is set to hold a misconduct hearing on Thursday, which could also end any chance of Holland-Lumsdale ever rejoining the police.

The two-hour hearing at Wallsend's Middle Engine Lane Police Station, will hear arguments from the force's Professional Standard's department that his behaviour constitutes gross misconduct.

Wallsend Police Station, Middle Engine Lane
Wallsend Police Station, Middle Engine Lane

If the three-person panel agrees, then the 35-year-old could be added the Police Barred List- prohibiting him from working for another force.

The former officer, who lived in South Shields at the time of the trial, initially appeared before magistrates on May 1 2019 where he pleaded not guilty.

However, at the subsequent trial, he was found guilty and ordered to pay a fine of £383, compensation of £150 to the victim, a £38 surcharge and £310 in costs.

He later appealed the conviction, with that heard across two days in March 2021 - however that was dismissed, and he was then ordered to pay £620 in costs.