PC Adrian Pogmore, 48, has been suspended by South Yorkshire Police following allegations of misconduct when he copter naughty eyeful of hot chopper action from his vantage point high in the skies.

A source told The Sun: “He’s accused of looking at dogging sites while the chopper was meant to be on patrol. It is also claimed he took footage of a couple having sex down a country lane.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed that one of its officers had been suspended and would face a hearing in February following an allegation of “unauthorised use of force visual recording equipment”.

The police statement added that the helicopter was being used for “a legitimate policing purpose” at the time. “A search was carried out at the officer’s address, with his consent, and no disc has been recovered.”

The alleged misconduct took place in 2008, but it is thought that it only came to light in December after father-of-two PC Pogmore split up from his wife.

The South Yorkshire Police helicopter has a powerful Wescam MX15 camera system which it claims is “equally effective day or night”. The force website describes the system as being among the best in the world, and the most expensive part of the helicopter.