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Ex-policeman in court over £13,000 theft charge

A retired police officer has been in court charged with stealing £113,000.

Paul Andrew Greaves, 54, from Carlton, Nottingham, was in the dock for an administrative hearing before Leamington magistrates at the Warwickshire Justice Centre, court staff said.

Greaves is alleged to have taken the cash from Warwickshire's old police headquarters at Leek Wootton.

The Warwickshire force said in March, 2012, that its anti-corruption unit was doing a criminal investigation after the cash went missing from a storage area.

The money, reported missing in September 2011, was seized after a police probe that ended in the conviction of three people for crimes including possession of firearms and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

He was bailed to appear back at the magistrates court on Monday, July 1.

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Six due in court over church lead thefts

The Parish Church of Saint Laurence was one of 20 churches to have lead stolen across the East Midlands Credit: ITV Central

Six men are due to be sentenced in Lincoln for stealing lead roofing from 20 churches across the East Midlands.

They targeted buildings in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, causing damage costing thousands of pounds.

Click here to see a Google Map of the places where metal roofing was stolen.

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Beauty queen pleads not guilty to fraud

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Rachel Hatton, 28, pleads not guilty to fraud at Northampton Crown Court Credit: ITV News

A former Miss Britain competitor has pleaded not guilty to claiming more than £22,000 in benefits as a single parent

Rachel Hatton, 28, from Northampton, denied two charges of fraud and two of false representation while allegedly living with her then-partner Nathaniel Simon.

The charges relate to her allegedly falsely claiming housing benefit, council tax, income support and legal aid.

The case was adjourned for trial and she is due at Northampton Crown Court later in the year.

1960's singer PJ Proby found 'not guilty' of benefit fraud

PJ Proby cleared of benefit fraud at Worcester Crown Court
PJ Proby cleared of benefit fraud at Worcester Crown Court Credit: ITV Central

1960s singer PJ Proby has been found not guilty of a £47,000 benefit fraud.

The 73-year-old, who lives in Worcestershire, was accused of cheating the benefits system out of tens of thousands of pounds between November 2002 and and March 2008, after claiming to have just £5 in his bank account.

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