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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."

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