Love Island’s Mike Boateng faces hearing over improper conduct allegations

Greater Manchester Police have conducted an investigation into claims made during his time in the force

Mike Boateng

by Nathan Katnoria |

Love Island star Mike Boateng is set to face a misconduct hearing next week following allegations of improper behaviour during his time as a police officer.

Mike served as an officer for Greater Manchester Police for three years before quitting last year to take part in the ITV2 dating show, with the allegations believed to have been made in 2018 and 2019.

GMP confirmed the hearing in a statement, although they did not specify the nature of the allegations.

A spokesperson said, “A Special Case Gross Misconduct Hearing will be held at Merseyside Police in relation to a GMP officer at 10am on Thursday 16 April 2020 and is scheduled to last for one hour. The hearing will be held via video and audio link.

“PC 'A' 16032 Michael Boateng will answer allegations that their conduct amounts to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour for Honesty and Integrity; and Discreditable Conduct contrary to the Police (Conduct) regulations 2012.”

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Reports claimed an investigation was being carried out by the force's professional standards branch during Mike’s time in the villa but his family hit back in a statement, accusing the press of “harassment”.

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They said, “We have been informed as a family that certain publications shall release stories of Mike over the next few days regarding his time at Greater Manchester Police. These stories… are false.

“In an attempt to add credibility to these stories they have turned up at our family home and harassed our mother in the early hours of the morning.

“We believe there is a clear attempt to tarnish Mike’s character."

Mike coupled up with Priscilla Anyabu while on the show, asking her to be his girlfriend shortly before they were dumped from the villa. Since then, their romance seems to have gone from strength to strength on the outside world.

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