A Police Constable has been dismissed without notice from West Mercia Police for behaviour amounting to Gross Misconduct.
The Gross Misconduct Hearing took place on Tuesday 29th July 2014 and was chaired by ACC Gareth Morgan.
The officer, who had over 20 years service and was based in South Worcestershire, accepted monies from the owner of a licensed premises, which he knew would compromise his position as a local policing officer.
The officer’s behaviour breached the standards of Honesty and Integrity and Discreditable Conduct and fell outside the expectations made clear in the Code of Ethics.
Head of Professional Standards, Superintendent Stephen Eccleston said: “Cases like this are rare but when they do happen they must be dealt with robustly. The public rightly expects police officers to act with the highest integrity, and our Code of Ethics makes it quite clear the standards we should all aspire to in our day to day work. Our officers and staff do a very demanding job on a...
A drug dealer who supplied ecstasy to a group of teenagers which resulted in the tragic death of 16-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs has been sentenced to five years imprisonment today, Friday, 1 August, at Isleworth Crown Court.
Nicqueel Pitrora, 18 (16.10.95), unemployed, of London Road, Croydon, was sentenced to:
Five years imprisonment for one count of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs on 17 January 2014
Two years and four months for one count of being concerned in the supply of class B drugs between 1 January 2013 and 16 January 2014
No custodial sentence was issued for one count of possession of class B drugs (cannabis) on 21 January 2014.
All sentences are to run concurrently.
Pitoria pleaded guilty to the offences on Monday, 14 July.
A count of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs between the 1 January 2013 and 16 January 2014, is to lie on file
Superintendent Des Rock said: “I’m pleased with the sentence that has been handed down today....
A 16 year old boy who pleaded guilty to the rape and causing grievous bodily harm against a 14 year old girl in Lewsey Park, Luton has been given a discretionary life sentence, with a minimum term of seven years at Luton Crown Court, today (August 1).
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before the court on May 16 and pleaded guilty to the rape. On June 23 he also pleaded guilty to Grievous Bodily Harm section 18 with intent.
During the hearing the court heard how on January 19, 2014 an investigation was launched by officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Major Crime Unit, after the girl had been found unconscious in the park.
The victim was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital suffering with severe head injuries and at the time it was expected that she would not survive. After extensive hospital treatment she has now made a recovery but will face a life managing severe life changing physical and mental injuries caused by the...
The Fire Brigades Union has today confirmed that the Westminster fire minister Penny Mordaunt is mistaken in her remarks that the FBU called off talks arranged to take place next Thursday. The Minister had made the remarks in a letter to all firefighters in England dated 31 July 2014.
The FBU will still be attending the meeting arranged with the Minister next week.
Andy Dark, FBU assistant general secretary, said: “All officials are bemused by the communication sent to firefighters by DCLG.
“The letter was sent without any communication or enquiry to the union.
“We have now written to the DCLG to confirm that the union had not cancelled the meeting and in the absence of any of our calls today being returned, we can only assume that this misinformation by the department is the result of error rather than conspiracy.”
In the letter from the union to the department Andy Dark states: “We note within your letter that you have said that the FBU has “called off talks” scheduled to take...
A MAN who hijacked a lorry in order to steal cash and cigarettes has been jailed for seven years.
John Lake, 36, and another man, both wearing balaclavas, jumped the 64-year-old driver of a One Stop truck after he pulled into a layby off the A14 near Ellington, just prior to Brampton Hut Services, at about 6am on May 28, last year.
They forced the driver into the back of the cab where he was tied up and assaulted.
The offenders drove the lorry to Newport Pagnell, in Buckinghamshire, where they stole cigarettes and tobacco.
The driver, who had suffered minor injuries, managed to climb out of the truck and flag down a passing motorist who called police.
Detectives traced the journey of the lorry and discovered a Volkswagen van had been in convoy with it. Enquiries revealed that Lake, of no fixed address, had hired the vehicle the previous day.
Lake was arrested and charged with kidnap and robbery. He pleaded guilty and was jailed at Peterborough Crown Court on Thursday (July 24). The other man has not...
A West Midlands Police Community Support Officer has today (Friday 1 August) been jailed for abusing his position by carrying out illegal searches on force IT systems and leaking confidential information to a convicted drug dealer.
Andrew Thompson, who served as a PCSO in Sandwell and before that as a special constable, was sent to prison for two years at Stafford Crown Court after admitting giving sensitive intelligence over a 12 month period to a woman he had a relationship with, along with her husband.
Marie Parkes, aged 52, together with Barry Parkes, aged 59, both from Weston Drive, Tipton, met with Thompson at a pub in the town numerous times to obtain the information, which they then passed to Brian Baker, aged 57, from Royal Oak Road, Rowley Regis, in exchange for cash.
Baker, a convicted drug dealer and former school friend of Barry Parkes, was supplied with information including intelligence logs, custody images and personal details about people involved in...