Detective goes on trial

A detective with West Yorkshire Police has gone on trial accused of being a drug dealer stealing heroin and cocaine seized from criminals he was helping to put behind bars.

Nicholas McFadden is alleged to have plundered the drugs from police stores and then plotted with his brother Simon to sell them on.

Prosecutors say the brothers made so much money - at least £600,000 - they didn't know what to do with it, but when the detective was questioned, he told police he'd simply found bags of cash in a ditch by the M62.

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Policeman on drugs theft trial

A detective with an elite West Yorkshire Police unit has gone on trial accused of stealing drugs with a street value of hundreds of thousands of pounds from police stores. Nicholas McFadden denies theft and plotting with his brother to sell them on.