Attending Hearings


Two Days

Dates & times:                 

Tuesday 26th – Wednesday 27th June 2018

10:00am – 4:00pm 


Police Constable 1024 Barratt


Old Magistrates Court

Houghton Police Station

Dairy Lane

Houghton Le Spring


In relation to: 

Two allegations relating to the below alleged conduct:

On Thursday 14 December 2017 at the Spice of Punjab takeaway in Newcastle city centre, PC Barratt, whilst off duty and intoxicated, made racially offensive comments about members of the public, namely the staff working at the Spice of Punjab.

It is alleged that the officer’s conduct breaches the Standards of Professional Behaviour contained in Schedule 2 of Police (Conduct) Regulations 2012, in particular:

Discreditable Conduct

And amounts to Gross Misconduct

Closing date to register interest in attending:  4:00pm – Monday 25th June 2018

Further information:  Under new Home Office regulations this hearing will be held in public.


If you wish to attend a hearing

If you wish to attend, you must book your place in advance by sending an e-mail to in order to register your interest. In the e-mail you must provide:

- Your full name
- Date of birth 
- Home address
- The date of the hearing you wish to attend
- T
he name of the person involved.

Any interested members of the media must also register attendance as outlined above. Media enquiries should be directed to the Media Relations Team at Police Headquarters.

Successful observers will receive a return email which will include information what to do next.

Attending a hearing

The hearing allows for 20 observers to attend, allocation will be on a first come basis. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know in your e-mail so we can ensure your needs are met.

Upon attending the location of the hearing, you will be required to present photographic identification, for example a driving licence or passport.

You will not be allowed admittance unless you have pre-registered. We reserve the right to restrict entry.

No filming, audio recording or taking of photographs of the proceedings is permitted.

Water will be provided during the hearing.