Glamorous cop who posted racy snaps abroad when on sick leave quits the force

A police sergeant who shared sexy snaps from exotic beaches during sick leave has quit the force.

In an emotional Instagram post, Leanne Carr, 35, announced she had resigned from the force after 14 years due to "bullying" colleagues.

The Lincolnshire Police poster girl sparked controversy in 2018 when holiday pictures including those of her half-naked, covered only by pineapples, emerged when she was on long-term sick leave.

Carr published photos from her glamorous travels across Thailand, Cyprus, Austria and South Africa.

The sergeant, who had previously appeared in police promotional material, returned to her £45,000-a-year post when it also emerged that she was live streaming herself playing video games for cash while flashing her cleavage.

The ex-cop took to social media following her final shift to reveal the struggles she has faced at work.

Writing to her significant Instagram following, Leanne said: "Bullying, harassment and victimisation is not okay. Not on any level.

"After 14 years service as a Police Constable, Police Sergeant and Police Inspector I am immensely proud of myself. I achieved that through hard work, determination, sacrifices and a love for serving the public.

"Sadly I’ve had to close the door to the negativity I’ve endured from my colleagues for my own sanity and to protect my own mental health.

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"NC this is Inspector/Sergeant/Police Constable 94 Leanne Carr signing off for the last time. Goodnight."

Sgt Carr is believed to have been signed off with a stress-related illness after becoming the subject of an internal misconduct investigation in 2017.

Fellow officers reacted with anger after the saucy pictures became public.

One police source said at the time: "This is a senior officer – a sergeant earning around £45,000-a-year – and in my opinion some of the photos are not befitting of someone in that role.

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"In practically every photograph she is wearing next to nothing and some of the poses she does are very suggestive."

In a follow up post on Friday night, Leanne added: "Is it so wrong of me to enjoy my social media and show that I am a real person?

"No-one deserves to be treated differently or less favourable, regardless of their occupation or title within that job.

"I like the same things as everyone else, travel (during my own leave not whilst off sick as previous trolling alleged), working out and looking after my body and streaming games and my workouts on Twitch. Is there anything wrong with that?

"My social media accounts never identified me as being in the Police. Not that it would have mattered if it did as many police officers openly post in uniform or identify their occupation in their bio. That’s up to them.

"It was those within my organisation that exposed me and tried to publicly humiliate me. And even when it was out in the public as a result of their jealousy, so what? Can I not travel, game and look good in a bikini as a result of my hard work?

"Would it have made a blind bit of difference if when attending an incident as a police officer the person who needed me at a critical moment in their life, knew that I was on Instagram, Twitter and Twitch? I don’t think they would care."

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: "Lincolnshire Police can confirm that Sergeant Carr has resigned as a police officer.

"We thank her for her service as a police officer."

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