Police officer handed three year jail term

A police officer who perverted the course of justice and forgery has been jailed for over three years.

Friday, 28th July 2017, 3:52 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:48 pm
Manchester Crown Court

Colin Hughes, a sergeant with Merseyside Police, pleaded guilty to the two charges at Manchester Crown Court today (July 28).

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An investigation carried out by Merseyside Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commission, looked at allegations that Hughes made false statements and forged a police document.

The officer, who was suspended throughout the investigation and subsequent criminal proceedings, carried out the offences as a temporary inspector with the force between July 2014 and December 2015.

The 34-year-old was jailed for three years and four months and was dismissed from the force.