Retired Policeman charged with theft

A row has broken out over the decision by Warwickshire Police not to name a suspect who was charged with stealing £113,000.

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Police defend decision not to name suspect

Warwickshire Police have issued a statement after a retired police officer was charged with theft, but not named.

In keeping with the force national policy Warwickshire Police does not name suspects on arrest. The force may, however, name suspects on charge unless it is inappropriate to do so. In the case in question it is inappropriate to name the person at this time."

– Warwickshire Police Statement

The force say they have received feedback on the issue since the man was charged and they will be reviewing their policy.

A 54 year old man from the Stratford area was charged with the theft of £113,000 from the former Warwickshire Police headquarters at Leek Wootton.

He will appear before magistrates in Leamington on 22nd May.

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