Friday, January 18, 2008

Borders phone threat cop suspended

A Policeman who sent threatening phone calls to a Football Club manager has been suspended.

BBC News reports :

Phone threat policeman suspended

A policeman in the Scottish Borders has been suspended after admitting sending threatening phone messages to the manager of Peebles Football Club.

Pc Timothy Rees, 41, from Peebles, got Mark Lamb's details from police computers without permission.

He pleaded guilty to two charges at Selkirk Sheriff Court this week and sentence was deferred until next month.

The offences took place between December 2005 and December 2006 at Galashiels Police Station.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman confirmed a 41-year-old police officer had pleaded guilty to two offences following an investigation into a complaint made in December 2006.

He added that he was currently suspended from duty.

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