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Mike Boateng of Love Island, accused of telling a 17-year-old girl, “will show her a good time” ‘

Love Island star Mike Boateng has been accused of telling a 17-year-old girl that she can “show her a good time” while wearing her police uniform.

The allegations come from Aaliyah Read, now 18, who also bravely claimed that Mike, 24, asked for his number and instead took his details on Snapchat during the alleged incident in Cheetham Hill, July 2018.

Aaliyah added that at the time he complained to the chief of the Manchester forces of the Love Island star and the charges are “still under investigation”. Mike is said to have “strenuously denied any wrongdoing.”

Accusations: Love Island star Mike Boateng has been accused of telling a 17-year-old girl that she can “show her a good time” while in her police uniform (still pictured in a show)

The eighteen year old, who was 17 at the time, said to The Sun, “He came to me and said,” Come with me and I’ll show you around Manchester. I’ll show you a good time. ”

‘He asked for my number. I said that my phone was broken, the SIM card was not working, so he asked for my Snapchat. I gave it to him and he got back in the car and left.

With Aaliyah’s mother, Kinda, adding: “I was disgusted to see him on Love Island while I was under investigation.”

The publication states that Aaliyah complained to Mike’s Manchester chief of forces at the time with the investigation, which started that month – July 2018, said he would continue when he “resigned” to join the winter series. of Love Island.

Complaints: The allegations come from Aaliyah Read, now 18, who also bravely claimed that Mike, 24, asked for his number and instead took his details on Snapchat during the alleged incident in Cheetham Hill, July 2018 (Mike in the photos in July)

Complaints: The allegations come from Aaliyah Read, now 18, who also bravely claimed that Mike, 24, asked for his number and instead took his details on Snapchat during the alleged incident in Cheetham Hill, July 2018 (Mike in the photos in July)

Aaliyah was said to have received a letter stating that he “had not passed the test for a criminal investigation” but was a “potential misconduct issue”.

It was also claimed that the force was in contact with Aaliyah and his mother Kinda to warn them that Mike would be on television before his Love Island debut.

MailOnline contacted ITV and Greater Manchester Police for comment.

The force told The Sun: ‘Accusations were made about an officer in 2018 and 2019, which are currently under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch.

“It is not appropriate to comment further while the investigation is underway.”

Denied: Aaliyah added that she complained to the head of the Manchester forces of the Love Island star at the time and that the charges are “still under investigation”. Mike is said to have “strenuously denied any wrongdoing” (pictured on display)

Ahead of his appearance on Love Island, Mike said of his previous role: “I resigned to come on the show.

‘But I talked to Chief Ian Hopkins and thank God we have a good relationship. So he left the door open to get me back if I wanted to go back.

‘General consensus, “Don’t do anything stupid.”

It comes after Mike was reported over the weekend to have been investigated by Greater Manchester police for “misconduct” during his time working with them.

According to a report from The Sun on Saturday, the 24-year-old ex-policeman is part of an “ongoing” investigation, an accusation his family denounced while accusing the force of racism and discrimination.

'Door open': Ahead of Love Island, Mike said of his previous role: 'I resigned to come on the show. But I talked to Chief Ian Hopkins and thank God we have a good relationship. So he left the door open for me to return if I want to return. '(show in the photo again)

‘Door open’: Ahead of Love Island, Mike said of his previous role: ‘I resigned to come on the show. But I talked to Chief Ian Hopkins and thank God we have a good relationship. So he left the door open for me to return if I want to return. ‘(show in the photo again)

A source talking about the reality star release said: ‘Mike says he left the police to take part in Love Island. But the real reason was more likely to be that he was facing improper conduct charges.

‘It appeared that he had serious accusations against him. If ITV were aware of this situation, it is surprising that they allowed him to take part. ‘

“After all, they have a duty to take care of all the contestants in the show,” added the source.

The mirror reported that Mike was investigated by the Greater Manchester police professional standards department, allegedly for driving without a license – an accusation that Mike would have denied.

A Greater Manchester police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We can confirm that in 2017 an officer on duty claimed to have been subjected to racist behavior during his initial training with the Greater Manchester police.

Greater Manchester police statement in full

‘We can confirm that in 2017 an officer on duty claimed to have been subjected to racist behavior during his initial training with the Greater Manchester police.

“Five officers were subjected to restricted duties while the charges were thoroughly investigated by the Professional Standards Branch. As a result, the five officials were treated under the Unsatisfactory Performance Procedure, which is set out in the 2012 Police Performance Regulation .

‘There is absolutely no place for racism within GMPs. It is important that all our staff are treated fairly and respectfully and in recent years we have made significant improvements to the diversity of our workforce. However, we are aware of the damage that these cases can cause and apologize for any suffering that this issue has caused him.

‘We previously received media inquiries regarding a separate investigation by the Professional Standards Branch into the conduct of a former PC GMP while he was a service officer.

As far as these investigations are concerned, we confirmed that allegations were made regarding an official in 2018 and 2019, which are currently under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch. These include a complaint from an audience member.

‘We want to be clear that any accusation should be investigated thoroughly and we must be fair to both those who made them and those who are subject to them. There should be no presumptions made until all investigations have been completed and decisions made.

‘It would be inappropriate to comment further while the investigation is ongoing.

“Five officials were subjected to restricted duties while the allegations were thoroughly investigated by the Professional Standards Branch.

As a result, the five officials were treated under the Unsatisfactory Performance Procedure, which is set out in the 2012 Police Performance Regulation.

‘There is absolutely no place for racism within GMPs. It is important that all our staff are treated fairly and respectfully and in recent years we have made significant improvements to the diversity of our workforce.

“However, we realize the damage that these cases can cause and apologize for any suffering that this issue has caused him.”

Regarding the “misconduct” investigation, the spokesman continued: “Previously we had received inquiries from the media in connection with a separate investigation by the Professional Standards Branch on the conduct of a former PC GMP while he was an officer. of service.

Other reports: Comes after it was reported over the weekend that Mike was investigated by Greater Manchester police for “misconduct” during his time working with them (pictured on display)

As far as these investigations are concerned, we confirmed that allegations were made regarding an official in 2018 and 2019, which are currently under investigation by the Professional Standards Branch. These include a complaint from an audience member.

‘We want to be clear that any accusation should be investigated thoroughly and we must be fair to both those who made them and those who are subject to them. There should be no presumptions made until all investigations have been completed and decisions made.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further while the investigation is ongoing.”

MailOnline also contacted Love Island representatives for comment.

In a shared statement on Mike’s Instagram, his family claimed that the Love Island star had been “subject to discrimination” during his time in the police force, and the claims were “false”.

Writing that they believed the allegations were “a clear attempt to tarnish Mike’s character,” they slammed Manchester police for not denying that investigations were ongoing.

They added that they had been “discouraged” by the fact that “they had not risen in defense of Mike” in light of the claims.

The statement continues: “Mike no longer works for Greater Manchester Police when he resigned after shooting the introductory videos in preparation for Love Island.

‘Mike has shown nothing but dedication to GMP. He came together believing that strength represented honesty and integrity. “

Continuing to discuss the alleged racist incidents that Mike would have been at the center of while in the police force, they added: “While working for the Greater Manchester police, Mike was subjected to discrimination by officers including an incident in to which a gorilla was called during a training session.

Striking: Mike’s family claimed the request was an attempt to tarnish [his] character, “while banging the Greater Manchester police for not denying that the investigation was taking place

‘This is a documented incident that has taken place. The officers involved in these incidents were not fired, however transferred to different departments.

‘Mike never spoke to the police once and always tried to represent force in a positive light.

“His hope was that by joining the force, people from BAME circles would join together, ensuring a different representation within the organization.”

Mike’s family added that he was not “forced or expelled by the police” and made it clear that he had resigned after deciding to travel to Love Island.

They concluded that if the allegations were true then “Mike would have been fired because of them, which he wasn’t.”

Romance: Mike is currently paired with Leanne Amaning, 22, on the show (the two kissed in the photo)

Romance: Mike is currently paired with Leanne Amaning, 22, on the show (the two kissed in the photo)

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