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PCSO jailed for leaking intel to convicted drug dealer

Andrew Thompson Photo: West Midlands Police

A West Midlands PCSO has been jailed for two years for carrying out illegal searches on force IT systems and leaking confidential information to a convicted drug dealer.

Andrew Thompson, who served in Sandwell, admitted giving sensitive intelligence over a 12 month period to a woman he had a relationship with, along with her husband.

Marie Parkes Credit: West Midlands Police

He would pass the information to husband and wife Barry and Marie Parkes in a local pub, who would then relay it to convicted drug dealer Brian Baker in exchange for cash.

Barry Parkes Credit: West Midlands Police

59-year-old Brian Baker was given information which included intelligence logs, custody images and personal details about other criminals across the West Midlands.

Brian Baker Credit: West Midlands Police

Brian Baker, was sentenced to two-years and eight-months, which he will serve on top of a seven-year jail term he’s already serving.

Marie Parkes was handed a two-year suspended sentence.

Barry Parkes was sentenced to two-years and three-months.

Thompson will now also face internal gross misconduct proceedings.

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