September 29th, 2016

Former West Mercia police officer given a suspended sentence for misconduct

Updated: 1:47 pm, Jun 24, 2016

A FORMER police officer has been given a suspended sentence for misconduct and failing to investigate complaints.

Clare Stretton, a former West Mercia Police PC, appeared at Hereford Crown Court on Friday (June 17) after she plead guilty in Worcester, and was sentenced to eight months in jail, suspended for two years, along with 140 hours of community service.

Det Supt Gary Watson, head of professional standards for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, said: “Clare Stretton was dismissed from West Mercia Police in October 2015 for discreditable conduct and a breach of honesty and integrity, a clear violation of our standards and Code of Ethics.

“As soon as we became aware of this violation we undertook an investigation which resulted in this criminal conviction.”