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Friday, July 28, 2006

Stuff You Couldn't Make Up

Police held over tuck shop thefts
Two police officers have been arrested as part of an investigation into the alleged theft of hundreds of pounds of stock from a police station tuck shop.

The officers, based at Hailsham police station, East Sussex, were suspended after their arrest this week while the inquiry, which began in May, continues.

Another 10 officers and four civilian staff at the police station have been withdrawn from operational duties.

Sussex Police said replacement staff were being brought in to provide cover.

"An inquiry is under way into the operation of a staff refreshment facility," said a spokesman.

"The officers have been arrested, bailed and suspended while the investigation is conducted."

The inquiry into the alleged theft of sweets, crisps and soft drinks is being conducted by the force's Professional Standards Department.
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