Wednesday, January 25, 2012

#Leeds: James Hughes Former Police Officer Charged Over Alleged Crime Scene Thefts.

A FORMER police officer has been charged in connection with the alleged theft of thousands of pounds from crime scenes.

James Hughes, who has resigned his position with West Yorkshire Police, is also charged in relation to alleged misuse of personal data held on police files.
Mr Hughes, 31, who was based at the City and Holbeck division in Leeds, resigned as a police constable during the investigation into his alleged wrongdoing.
The charges follow an inquiry carried out by the force’s professional standards unit. It is understood part of the inquiry focused on Mr Hughes’s activities when he was gathering intelligence as part of a team investigating the vice trade and subsequent seizures of cash from proceeds of crime.
Professional standards also looked into allegations that Mr Hughes had misused personal contact data held by the West Yorkshire force to try to cultivate relationships with more