Group sentenced for West Midlands Police corruption
A former West Midlands Police worker who supplied confidential information to her associates has been jailed following a counter-corruption investigation by the force.
Hannah Wilson, who worked within Force Contact answering emergency calls from the public, gave information to a pub landlady on incidents reported at other pubs.
She was also found to be supplying information to her sister on people they knew by checking their criminal records. She did this as well as giving her sister’s partner details on a court case he was a defendant of.
Wilson, of Waldron Close in Wednesbury, was arrested in September last year and charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office between October 2017 and August 2018.
She resigned from her position while under investigation and pleaded guilty to the charges, as did her sister Hayley Wilson, 38, of Ely Close, Rowley Regis.
Hayley’s partner Allan Stewardson, 49, also of Ely Close in Rowley Regis, and 61-year-old Jayne Lloyd, who lived at and ran the Knights Quest pub on Rowley Regis High Street, were each found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office at a trial in September.
Detective Chief Inspector Julian Harper from the West Midlands Police Professional Standards Department, said: “I am deeply disappointed that a member of West Midlands Police abused their position to access police systems to supply information to associates.
“She betrayed the trust that people put in the police to handle their personal information appropriately.
“This form of corrupt activity undermines the community’s confidence in the police service and we have absolutely zero tolerance for it.
“We will actively pursue any person committing crime, whether they are a member of the public or they work for West Midlands Police. They simply have no place in our organisation."
Yesterday (Wednesday 6 November) 31-year-old Hannah Wilson was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to 14 months in prison and Hayley Wilson received a 10 month sentence suspended for two years as well as 200 hours community service.
Allan Stewardson was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment suspended for two years and given a three month curfew.
Jayne Lloyd was handed a nine month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.