Former Hampshire PC Rebecca Swanston on corruption charges

A former police constable has been charged with disclosing information and intelligence to criminals.

Rebecca Swanston is accused of three counts of misconduct in a public office between January and October 2012.

Ms Swanston, who served with Hampshire Police until November, is due before Basingstoke magistrates on 14 May.

The charges centre around alleged corrupt relationships with a number of active criminals operating in the Southampton area.

Ms Swanston, 28, is accused of accessing intelligence from police information systems.

Four men arrested at the same time in October in connection with the investigation have been released with no further action.

A 29-year-old woman police constable also arrested was released from criminal investigation with no further action in November.

She was subject to misconduct proceedings and in March received a final written warning before resigning in April.

The investigation is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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