The police officer's profile page on social networking site Facebook contained a message apparently written by Pc Ward at 2017 BST on 1 April.Pc 'eager to hit G20 protesters'
It stated: "Rob Ward can't wait to bash some long haired hippys up @ the G20."
Twenty minutes later another Facebook user posted a reply that said: "Dats bad but good in da same way lol [laugh out loud]."
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