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Welsh Detective Inspector who had sex on duty with female solicitor

This is the senior police officer caught having sex with a married woman solicitor in a busy police station, MailOnline can reveal. 

Detective Inspector Ricky Price, 42, was caught in a ‘state of undress’ with high-flying lawyer Rachel Pudner, also 42.

The pair sneaked off to a disused interview room at Cockett police station in Swansea, South Wales.

But they were caught when a Police Community Support Officer walked in on them after hearing sex noises coming from inside.

Detective Inspector Ricky Price, 42, was caught having sex with a married woman solicitor in a busy police station

DI Price, 42, was caught in a 'state of undress' with high-flying lawyer Rachel Pudner, (pictured), also 42, a partner with a Swansea Law firm, specialising in family law 

DI Price, 42, was caught in a ‘state of undress’ with high-flying lawyer Rachel Pudner, (pictured), also 42, a partner with a Swansea Law firm, specialising in family law 

Father-of-two Price has resigned from his £54,000-a-year job after 22 years in the police force.

But Mrs Pudner, who specialises in family law, is still a partner with a Swansea law firm.

An insider at the police station said: ‘It’s been a bit of a scandal – people were sworn to secrecy but everyone knows what happened.

‘Inspector Price was a career cop who was tipped for further promotion. But he has lost his job all for a quick moment of passion.

‘They were taking a huge risk, they were both practically naked when the PCSO found them at it.’

The pair, who live just five miles apart, are now said to be battling to save their relationships after being unfaithful.

Det Insp Price is engaged to fiancee Emma Kayes, 33, but the couple’s £300,000 home in Jersey Marine, Swansea is up for sale.

Mrs Pudner (left) sneaked off for sex with with DI Price. On her company website it says she is devoted to enjoying family time with her children and keeping fit

DI Price (pictured in his rugby playing days) has been with South Wales Police for 22 years

Mrs Pudner (left) sneaked off with DI Price (pictured in his rugby playing days) to an interview room at Cockett police station in Swansea, South Wales

Det Insp Price is engaged to fiancee Emma Kayes, 33, but the couple's £300,000 home in Jersey Marine, Swansea is up for sale

Det Insp Price is engaged to fiancee Emma Kayes, 33, but the couple’s £300,000 home in Jersey Marine, Swansea is up for sale

The pair were caught 'in a state of undress' when loud noises were heard coming from an empty interview room at the police station in Cockett, South Wales (pictured)

The pair were caught ‘in a state of undress’ when loud noises were heard coming from an empty interview room at the police station in Cockett, South Wales (pictured)

Friends said Mrs Pudner is battling to save her marriage to husband Matthew Hulme, 42, a manager with BT.

The police insider said Det Insp Price was on duty when Mrs Pudner arrived at the police station to represent a client. 

South Wales Police said the officer has submitted his resignation but a misconduct hearing will still be held.

It is understood he will keep his police pension by resigning before being sacked.

Det Inspector Price is a former rugby player with Aberavon RFC and South Wales Police RFC. He played full back before retiring from the game 10 years ago.  

Mrs Pudner declined to comment. 

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