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Gloucestershire firefighters face disciplinary action over 'Secret Santa sex doll'

A team of firefighters faced disciplinary action over claims a sex doll was bought - as a secret Santa joke present. 

The incident last Christmas was investigated and Gloucestershire Fire Service said falling short of its standards is 'completely unacceptable'.  

The emergency staff were reported after the inflatable doll was spotted near the hoses and turntable ladders.

It is understood that the doll was left 'in a blow-up state' at the unnamed fire station for several days. 

Gloucestershire firefighters have faced disciplinary action over claims a sex doll was bought as a secret Santa present last Christmas. The doll was allegedly left blown up at an unnamed station for days near the station's hoses and turntable ladders. (Pictured: file image of Gloucestershire Fire Service HQ)

A firefighter, who did not wish to be named, said the station's firefighters 'were crude' with the doll but 'felt demeaned' by the incident.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue said that for 'reasons of confidentiality' it was unable to confirm where the incident took place or how many of its staff were involved. 

The fire service said, said: 'Over the past two years, the GFRS senior leadership team have visited all members of staff to promote and explain the importance of the service's values.

 'GFRS staff are expected to conduct themselves at all times in accordance with these values as well as demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and tolerance.

'Falling short of this is completely unacceptable. This incident has now been fully investigated and the appropriate disciplinary action has been taken.'

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