Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lewsham Cop jailed for Corruption

From the Press Association, 18 June 2010:

A former south London police officer has been jailed for two years for her role in a lucrative car-ringing and drug-smuggling crime syndicate. Former Lewisham constable Hayley Cloud, 27, was paid to access confidential police records as part of the scam. Southwark Crown Court, in London, heard Cloud was "indirectly" involved in the theft of "about a dozen" high value cars, including a Range Rover Sport, a Porsche Cayman and a BMW.

She also organised the theft of a damaged £60,000 Lamborghini Gallardo from a police compound in Charlton, south London. Cloud colluded with her prison officer partner, 34-year-old Ian Cooper, to pass information to a convicted criminal, the court heard.

Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC, sentencing on Thursday, told Cloud: "This was a grave and far-reaching breach of trust on your part, highly damaging to the reputation of the police force."

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