Alan Johnson's ex-police bodyguard has been sacked by Scotland Yard after an investigation into an alleged affair with the former home secretary's wife.
Close protection officer PC Paul Rice was dismissed without notice as police chiefs condemned him for damaging the reputation of the force.
Mr Johnson quit as shadow chancellor as allegations surrounding the affair became public.
Mr Rice (45), is thought to have worked for Theresa May since she took over at the Home Office last May.
He lost his job at the conclusion of his misconduct hearing last night. Sources confirmed the hearing also heard evidence surrounding an alleged relationship with a 50-year-old woman in the politician's Hull constituency.
Commander Peter Spindler, in charge of the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS), said: “The behaviour displayed by the officer was unacceptable and as such the board has rightly sanctioned him for the abuse of his position of trust.”