Policewomen Bailed After Corruption Probe

Two female Hampshire police officers arrested following an anti-corruption investigation, have been bailed.

A total of six people were arrested as part of a proactive anti-corruption investigation in Southampton and have been released on bail pending further enquiries. 

The two police officers, a 28-year-old woman and a 29-year-old woman, have been bailed until Tuesday, November 27. 

A 32-year-old man, a 28-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 22-year-old man have all been released on bail until Friday, January 11. 

They were arrested on Thursday, October 18th,  after officers led by the constabulary’s Anti-Corruption Unit, executed a number of warrants at addresses in Southampton in the following locations: 

·           Thornbury Avenue
·           King Edward Avenue
·           Wyndham Court
·           Derby Road

All six were arrested as part of an Anti-Corruption unit investigation into allegations of the disclosure of confidential police information.

Speaking after the arrests, Detective Superintendent Colin Smith, head of the force’s Professional Standards Department said:  

“Hampshire Constabulary upholds a policy of zero tolerance in relation to police corruption and will spare no efforts in investigating any allegations in order to maintain the integrity of the force and public confidence in the service we provide.”

The investigation is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.