Police Official Cleared Of Rape Quits Force

A senior South Wales Police official cleared of rape and assault earlier this year, has left the force by “mutual agreement”, it has emerged.

Greg Jones, of Tycoch, Swansea was cleared in January of raping a 30-year-old woman he met on a night out with friends in the centre of Swansea.

A jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty after a two-week trial.

The 40-year-old, who formerly had personnel jobs with the Welsh Assembly Government and at Swansea Council, remained suspended from his Bridgend-based job at South Wales Police after the trial while police chiefs reviewed his employment conditions.

But later, while still suspended, his £78,000-a-year job was advertised in April.

His union Unison, said at the time that Mr Jones was “surprised and disappointed” that his job was being advertised because he had hoped to return to work.

South Wales Police said, “It is not South Wales Police’s policy to comment on staffing matters but we can confirm that, by mutual agreement, Mr Greg Jones has left the employment of South Wales Police.”

The human resources chief had denied three charges of rape, insisting he had consensual sex with the complainant in September 2006.

As well as being cleared of rape, Mr Jones was also cleared of assault causing actual bodily harm.

During the high-profile trial, the prosecution said Mr Jones, who was single at the time of the trial, put the woman through an hour-long sexual assault at a house in Swansea after they met at a nightspot in the city’s Wind Street.

The trial was told the woman had bruising in 24 places on her body. But Mr Jones told the court he and the woman had consensual sex three times at the friend’s house.

He said that several falls during the last time they had sex could explain the bruising.

The jury was also told by witnesses the woman stopped to get condoms in the taxi on the way to the house and the couple upstairs did not hear anything untoward downstairs.

During the trial Mr Jones was accompanied each day by his girlfriend Tracey Comley. Mr Jones was not available for comment.