IPCC investigates Merseyside detective corruption claim

A Merseyside Police detective is being investigated over an alleged conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said its probe related to a police inquiry in 2010.

During the police investigation, a man was arrested, charged with breaching a non-molestation order and subsequently acquitted in court.

The man made a complaint against a female detective, which was referred to the IPCC in September.

IPCC Commissioner Naseem Malik said: "Allegations of corruption have the potential to undermine confidence in an individual police force and the police service as a whole.

"It is important therefore that a thorough and fully independent investigation is conducted to establish whether there is any substance to the allegations that have been made."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites