misconduct in public office

HMP Wayland teacher jailed over relationship with prisoner

A prison supply teacher has been jailed for misconduct over a relationship with an inmate. Melissa Frost, of North Walsham, Norfolk, shared 107 messages with the HMP Wayland prisoner during 2017, as well as ringing and writing letters. Judge Stephen Holt said the “most disturbing” feature was one she wrote on behalf of her children, […]

Cop and PSCO Convicted of Shocking Misconduct in Vigilante Murder

A police officer and a community support officer have been convicted of misconduct after the vigilante murder of a disabled man. Bijan Ebrahimi, 44, was beaten to death and his body set on fire by neighbour Lee James, who wrongly believed he was a paedophile, in Bristol in 2013. James was jailed for life for […]

Guilty! Prison Officer who made £20,000 from selling stories to the press

A corrupt prison officer from top security HMP Belmarsh has been found guilty of leaking stories about celebrity inmates to the Daily Mirror over six years. Grant Pizzey, 50, made nearly £20,000 from the tabloid for tips about “notorious” prisoners including Great Train robber Ronnie Biggs, hate preacher Abu Hamza and serial killers Steve Wright […]

Police officer in court tomorrow charged with misconduct in public office

A police officer is to appear in court charged with misconduct in public office and alleged data offences. Pc Luke Smith, 33, a Sussex Police officer based at Hastings, was arrested in March following claims made against him by a female member of the public in the town. He has been charged with misconduct in public […]

Prison Officer told he faces jail

A former prison officer from north London could be locked up behind bars for selling story tips to the Daily Mirror. Joseph De Souza, 51, sold a string of tips about the treatment of Tracey Connelly to the Daily Mirror after she was jailed for the death of her infant son, Peter. His leaks resulted […]

Prison officer admits misconduct in public office

A former prison officer who leaked stories to the Sun about a Serco-run immigration centre in west London has pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office. While working as a prisoner custody officer, Mark Blake, 42, from Slough, was paid nearly £8,000 for tips about the Colnbrook secure immigration removal centre in Hillingdon which […]

Police officer couldn’t control sexual urges

A police constable was “unable to contain his urges” as he committed a string of sexual assaults while on duty, a court has heard. Christopher Hopkins, 41, is said to have targeted his three alleged victims between 2006 and 2013 – an under-age girl, a 17-year-old girl and a work colleague at Merseyside Police. The […]

Prison officer tipped off journalists

A former prison officer at top-security HMP Belmarsh tipped off a journalist about a Roman Catholic chaplain having relationships with inmates because he believed it was being “swept under the carpet”, a court has heard. Robert Norman, 54, is accused of committing misconduct in a public office by becoming the “paid mole” of reporter Stephen […]

Prison Officer jailed over tips to newspaper

A former prison officer has been jailed for 10 months for selling “salacious gossip” about celebrity inmates to the Sun and Mirror newspapers. While working at Pentonville Prison, Reggie Nunkoo, 41, was paid £600 by the Mirror for information he gave reporter Graham Brough about Jack Tweed being on suicide watch and a prison break […]

Policeman faces misconduct sentence

A police officer from Newcastle-under-Lyme who had sex with vulnerable women he met while on duty will be sentenced by a Crown Court judge today. Pc Adam Rushton was branded “a disgrace to the police service” last month after being convicted of five misconduct charges. The 37-year-old was also found guilty of breaching data protection […]

PC jailed for 3 years for sex on duty

A police officer who had oral sex with vulnerable women while on duty has been jailed for three years. Pc Adam Rushton, branded “a disgrace to the police service” on conviction last month, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court today for five counts of misconduct. The 37-year-old, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, was also found guilty of […]

Sex pest cop told he faces jail

A police officer has been told to expect a prison sentence after admitting sexual relationships with three women he met while on duty. Pc Darren Heath, 45, who is suspended from all duties at Gloucestershire Police, pleaded guilty to five counts of misconduct in a public office. Bristol Crown Court heard he bedded one woman […]