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Lee Cunliffe, a Greater Manchester Police officer charged with child abuse offences

Lee Cunliffe, 40, a detective constable based in Salford, was charged with 11 offences earlier.

They include two counts of attempting to arrange the commission of a child sexual abuse offence.

Mr Cunliffe, who was arrested in December 2020 and has been suspended from duty since then, is due to appear before magistrates on 26 October.

The officer has been bailed ahead of the hearing.

He will also face one count of possessing and three counts of making an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child.

He has also been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office and two counts of perverting the course of justice.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between January and September 2020.


DS Matthew Abbs avoids an interview under caution in favour of a 'quiet word'

A Criminal Allegation was made against DS Abbs of Norfolk police. The Allegation was of Computer Misuse Act 1990

Evidence has been submitted that DS Abbs was in possession of material (data), secured on this website, was not public and was private and confidential material stored for a potential future article.

DS…


West Midlands Police officer James Ankrett dismissed for gross misconduct

A West Midlands Police officer has been dismissed for abusing his position of trust after engaging in a relationship with a domestic abuse victim during the course of his duties.

James Ankrett admitted corrupt or other improper exercise of police powers at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 14 September after he formed…


Information Rights Manager James Cooper of Bedfordshire police abuses Data Protection Act

James Cooper, (8906), the Information Rights Manager of Bedfordshire, (also Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire) police is subject to a formal police complaint for attempting to cover up a reported data breach, contrary to the Data Protection Act 2018.

A ‘person’ contacted the Bedfordshire police Data Controller, seeking copies of any personal data…


Gloucestershire Police officer due in court charged with assault

A police officer is due to stand trial after being charged with common assault by beating.

Gloucestershire Police officer Richard Smith is accused of using force when arresting a man in Dursley on November 22 last year.

Smith, aged 49, has been charged with one count of common assault by beating.

The trial is due to start at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4 October.

Smith had been working in the Stroud local policing team at the time of the incident and was put on restricted duties following the charge.

The force says it cannot comment further due to the pending legal proceedings.


Bloodied Hands: Cressida Dick refuses to quit and says there’ll be a review into Met ‘culture and standards’

In the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving police officer, Dame Cressida Dick faced calls to resign, she is said to have blood on her hands.

However, she has said Scotland Yard’s diplomatic protection squad will be investigated to identify specific issues.

The Commissioner again resisted calls to…


Government burying its head in the sand over Everard inquiry

The chairwoman of the Home Affairs Select Committee says she fears the Government is “burying its head in the sand” over violence against women and girls after Boris Johnson ruled out a public inquiry into Sarah Everard’s death.

Yvette Cooper is calling for an independent investigation into the vetting process used…


Boris Johnson admits justice system and police serve rape victims badly

Rape victims in Britain are badly served, Boris Johnson has admitted, as he promised to “stop at nothing to make sure we get more rapists behind bars” and to overhaul the policing of sexual violence after Sarah Everard’s murder.

The prime minister said the rape and murder of Everard by a…


Police officer assaulted suspect in 'concerning' incident

A police officer who used unlawful force after he detained a suspected burglar has been found guilty of common assault by beating.

PC Richard Smith now faces being sacked from Gloucestershire Police following the guilty verdict passed by a District Judge today, Monday, October 4.

The 49-year-old was given a suspended prison…


Norfolk police officer could lose job over ‘false claims’ for £390 overtime

A Norfolk police officer could lose his job over claims he falsely claimed overtime payments worth just £390.

PC Andrew Goff denies allegations that on six occasions between September 2020 and January 2021 he submitted false overtime claims.

He also faces allegations that his conduct breached the standards of honesty and integrity…

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