Police officer pleads guilty to £10 theft on duty

Bradford Mags

A West Yorkshire Police officer who admitted stealing £10 cash, whilst on duty was sentenced to a Community Order at Bradford Magistrates’ Court earlier today (24th August, 2022).

PC Stephen Knott, currently suspended from duty, pleaded guilty to a theft charge related to an incident that occurred on 22nd September, 2021.

It follows an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) directed investigation conducted by WYP’s Professional Standards Department. On conclusion of their investigation, in January 2022, the IOPC referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), who subsequently authorised the charge.

PC Knott, an officer based with the force’s Kirklees Division and stationed at Holmfirth, was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid community work within the next 12 months.

He must also pay a victim surcharge of £95 and costs of £85 to the CPS.

The force said misconduct proceedings will now re-commence following the conclusion of court case.

Page last updated Wednesday 24th August, 2022 at 1625hrs

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