Police officer found not guilty of perverting course of justice

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A police officer has been cleared of perverting the course of justice.

PC Toni Darroch wept after a Leeds Crown Court jury today (Friday) unanimously found her not guilty of the charge.

It was alleged the police officer told a drug dealer to wipe her fingerprints off a box containing cannabis after she was called to deal with a drugs haul found at a hairdressing salon in Wakefield.

But PC Darroch was cleared this afternoon.

After the case, Aaron Horsfall, of West Yorkshire Police Federation, said on behalf of the officer: “PC Darroch has had a very difficult and traumatic 14 months since her arrest.

“She has maintained her innocence from the start and is delighted with the verdict.

“She now looks forward to getting back to the position that she holds with West Yorkshire Police.”