West Midlands Police officer pleads guilty to forgery

A West Midlands Police officer has pleaded guilty to forgery. He has been given a suspended prison sentence, following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

PC Stuart Williams admitted forging a woman's signature on a retraction statement thereby withdrawing her report of harassment against an ex-partner. This was done without the woman knowing.

A judge described the officer's actions as 'lazy and stupid'. The 37-year-old police officer was sentenced to four months' imprisonment suspended for a year and ordered him to pay costs.

He has since resigned from his role.