- Investigation was launched in June when X-ratd picture was posted online
- A senior source confirmed to MailOnline a firefighter has been suspended
- Wes Gerrard, 33, admitted inviting women back to his station for sex
- However he denies being the mystery man in the cab of a fire engine
A fire fighter has been suspended four months after an investigation was launched when an X-rated photo taken in a fire engine was posted to a swingers’ website.
Greater Manchester Fire Service launched an investigation in June when the image of the couple was posted online by someone claiming to be a fireman looking for ‘fellow swingers’.
A senior source confirmed to MailOnline a firefighter was suspended on Tuesday.
Greater Manchester Fire Service launched an investigation after this picture was uploaded online in June this year
The fire fighter in question is reportedly Wes Gerrard, 33, who admitted inviting women back to his station for sex, according to The Sun.
However he denies being the mystery man photographed having sex in the cab with a naked woman.
Greater Manchester fire service chiefs launched an investigation after its website address was clearly visible on the door.
The service slammed the image, branding it an embarrassment to the brigade and saying it has ‘no place’ within the organisation.
It was uploaded online by someone claiming to be a fireman looking for ‘fellow swingers’.
He described himself as ‘genuine fire crew’ and a ‘down to earth lad’.
Any fire personnel involved could face losing their job over ‘misuse of brigade equipment’.
According to the Fire Officers Association code of conduct, anyone guilty of gross misconduct is ‘liable for summary dismissal’
A spokesman for the service said earlier this year: ‘I cannot believe we’re still seeing highly inappropriate images like this on the fire service in 2017. It’s not who we are.
‘Firefighters in GMFRS are hard working and proud to serve their communities. They are professional and diligent. Crews will be embarrassed by this at best. Most people will be furious at the suggestion this is acceptable behaviour or a reflection of how we behave. It isn’t. ‘
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service told MailOnline: ‘We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of an incident that appeared in the national media in June. A full report will be prepared at the conclusion of that investigation.’