Ex cop charged with corruption

A former Hampshire police officer has been charged following an investigation by the force’s Anti Corruption Unit.

Rebecca Swanston is accused of three counts of misconduct in a public office.

The charges relate to her conduct between January and October 2012 and centres around alleged corrupt relationships with a number of active criminals operating in the Southampton area.

The 28-year-old, who was based in the Southampton police district and has resigned from the force, has been bailed to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on May 14.