Police detective faked having cervical cancer to get out of work

A police detective faked having cervical cancer to get time off work. Detective Sergeant Vikki Costello, who worked for Kent Police, repeatedly lied to bosses and colleagues that she was unwell, submitted sick notes, and pretended to undergo treatment. When the ruse was rumbled, she refused to release her medical records or provide any evidence […] […]


Dorset Police officers suspended over WhatsApp messages

FIVE officers from Dorset Police have been suspended over allegations over ‘discriminatory’ WhatsApp messages. An investigation has been launched into the five police officers after a report about the allegations was made to the force’s Professional Standards Department in July 2022. Dorset Police say a referral was made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct […] […]

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Serving Metropolitan Police officer charged with sexual assault

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with sexual assault. PC Chris Lee, who is attached to the Central West Command Unit, is said to have carried out the alleged offence in November 2021 while off duty. Scotland Yard also said  Lee, is due to appear at London’s  Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The […] […]


Calls grow for full public inquiry into Gwent Police

Calls are mounting for a full public inquiry into Gwent Police as the force says it continues to be horrified by the allegations that have emerged to date. Four Gwent Police officers have been suspended, and another placed on restricted duties as part of an investigation into claims of racism, misogyny and homophobia in the […] […]