Assistant Chief Constable David Boyle – who oversees the joint services run by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire forces at the airport – said: ‘The three forces take any allegations of inappropriate behaviour very seriously and have well established and robust procedures for investigating reports of this nature.
‘A misconduct investigation is currently underway. However, it would be inappropriate to comment any further.’
The development comes amid allegations of widespread misogyny in police forces.
Meanwhile, it emerged yesterday that the Home Office is examining plans to introduce a new emergency number to help protect lone women.
The proposed service – suggested by BT and possibly using the number 888 – would allow people to have their journeys tracked with an alarm triggered if they failed to reach their intended destination in a certain time.