Jailed former PC: No evidence of any truth in his claims, say Wiltshire Police (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Jailed former PC: No evidence of any truth in his claims, say Wiltshire Police
5:30pm Friday 18th July 2014 in News
Wiltshire Police have said that there is no evidence of any truth in allegations made by former police officer Darren Jennings, who was jailed yesterday at the Old Bailey.
A jury took just over an hour and a half to find Darren Jennings, 41, guilty of committing misconduct in a public office following a trial at the Old Bailey. He was jailed for 18 months.
Jennings, of Saffron Walden, Essex, had denied asking the Sun newspaper to pay £10,000 for information about his "womanising and bullying" colleague Sergeant Mark Andrews, in September 2010, claiming he was "set up".
Superintendent Charlie Armstrong, of Wiltshire Police, said there was "no evidence of wrongdoing by the officers named by Jennings and no action is being taken against them".
He said in a statement: "The dishonest actions of this officer for his own personal financial gain could have impacted on live criminal proceedings and caused harm to those he sought to sell information about.
"Mr Jennings is no longer a serving police officer; he was dismissed from the force in December 2013 following a disciplinary hearing regarding a separate matter.
"He has appealed against his dismissal and a review of this decision will be carried out by an independent panel in due course."