Policing news

The following are a selection of articles concerning the police that were featured on BBCI over the past week:-

Policing News

Lancashire PC Jayson Lobo denies voyeurism offences

A police officer and former UK middle distance athlete has denied voyeurism offences involving eight women. PC Jayson Lobo, 46, from Blackburn, Lancashire, is accused of 18 offences of sexual spying allegedly committed between December 2011 and May 2015. The former Commonwealth Games runner appeared at Liverpool Crown Court and was released on bail ahead of a trial on 16 January. The Preston-based response officer was suspended after his arrest in December. The offence of voyeurism is defined as watching people engaged in a private act without their consent for sexual gratification.

Ex-police officer Steve Matthews sues Cleveland force over bullying claim

An ex-policeman is suing his former force over claims it launched an "orchestrated campaign" to discredit him after he criticised it. Steve Matthews, former chairman of Cleveland Police Federation, alleges his phone was "hacked". He believes he was targeted after questioning the effectiveness of the force's probe into another officer, Wayne Scott, who was jailed for rape. Cleveland Police said it is "carefully assessing" the claims. Mr Matthews said: "Cleveland Police accessed my phone records. "In layman's terms, they hacked my phone to find out who I was talking to and where I'd been. "That had a massive impact on my family because they were accessing communications from my children. It's disgraceful." Mr Matthews served with Cleveland Police for 27 years before leaving in 2013.

Leicestershire Police officer Neville Thompson jailed for burglary

A serving police officer has been jailed for four months after pleading guilty to taking £60 and a set of car keys from a garage. PC Neville Thompson had denied burglary at Leicester Magistrates' Court but admitted the charge at Leicester Crown Court. The court heard the 36-year-old, from Syston, entered Auto Milligas on 25 March and committed the offence. Thompson has been suspended from the force. Leicestershire Police said it started an investigation into Thompson's behaviour after a complaint was made by a member of the public. Det Supt Simon Hurst, from the force's professional standards department, said: "We will take the appropriate action against those who commit offences or breach the expected standards of the force."

Man admits supplying 'rogue' Isle of Wight ecstasy tablets

A man has admitted supplying a "rogue batch" of ecstasy tablets on the Isle of Wight which led to four men being treated in hospital. It is believed three of the four men affected bought the tablets inside Yates's bar in Newport on Friday. Joseph Craig of Newport, appeared at the town's magistrate's court charged with supply a controlled drug of class A, namely MDMA. He is due to be sentenced at the island's crown court on 25 July. An NHS spokesman said it would be several weeks until it is known if the four have made a full recovery. The tablets, which police said "could be life-threatening", have made people appear drunk, become very aggressive, frightened and lose consciousness. Horsham crash: Man killed in collision between lorry and car

A man died when he was involved in a collision between a lorry and a car.

The crash happened at 10:40 BST on Compton Lane, Horsham, at the junction with Heron Way. The road was closed for emergency services to attend the accident. The car driver, believed to be a man in his 60s, died at the scene. The lorry driver, 34, from Crawley, was arrested after a positive drugs test and has been bailed pending further analysis, police said. Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police.