Leeds & West Yorkshire

Former West Yorkshire PC admits stealing brothel raid cash

A former police officer from West Yorkshire has admitted stealing money found in raids at suspected brothels and lap dancing clubs.

James Hughes, 31, from Leeds, also admitted misusing force computers to access information about women that would not be used for police business.

At Leeds Crown Court, Hughes admitted theft and three charges of misconduct in a public office between February 2010 and July 2011.

He is due to be sentenced on 25 May.

Hughes resigned from his position at West Yorkshire Police in July 2011, the court was told.

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