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A police officer who lied to cover up a £20,000 benefit fraud has been jailed.
PC Steven Cook, 38, of West Midlands Police admitted to perverting the course of justice after his girlfriend wrongly claimed housing, income support and tax benefits over a two-and-a-half years period.
He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £750 costs at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
He was suspended from the force when the allegations came to light and will now face gross misconduct disciplinary proceedings.
Ch Insp Brian Carmichael of West Midlands Police said: "We demand the highest standards from all our officers and PC Cook failed to show the level of honesty and integrity we expect from someone in such a position of trust."
The parents of a schoolboy who died at school after a suspected allergic reaction have released a photo of their son.
Mohammad Ismaeel Ashraf, who was known as Ismaeel, fell ill at Al Hijrah School in Bordesley Green in Birmingham on Friday afternoon.
Police and paramedics arrived at the scene to find that the nine-year-old had collapsed. He later died in hospital.
A post mortem examination is due to take place and Ismaeel's family are being supported by police officers.
A former Police Inspector has filmed West Midlands Police using what he calls 'excessive force' on fans after Friday night's game between Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
West Midlands Police says it was quelling disorder and used appropriate and proportionate force.
- Watch the mobile phone footage below.