A post office worker who asked a police officer to carry out an unauthorised police check on her future son-in-law has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service.Now, who would feel a need to do that?
In February 2011 a Police officer contacted the Directorate of Professional Standards [DPS] to report the incident.Hmmmm….
An investigation was launched resulting in Patel's arrest on 4 March.
DI Claire Moxon, from the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards, said: "Police systems contain sensitive personal information that must be kept confidential.Isn’t anyone wondering why she thought this particular police officer would be amenable to such a request?
"The officer did exactly the right thing and reported it straight away so that we were able to take action. We will take action against anyone who asks a police officer to conduct unauthorised police checks."