South East Wales

No charges for police officers arrested in licensing probe

Two South Wales Police officers arrested in as part of an investigation into the licensing of premises will not face criminal proceedings.

The men, an inspector and a constable aged in their late 40s who work in Cardiff, could still face internal disciplinary measures.

Six people were arrested following an investigation by the force's professional standards department.

Details are still awaited over whether the others face any action.

The 47-year-old constable was arrested in January on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and fraudulent evasion of income tax.

The 48-year-old inspector was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

A force spokesman said: "After a detailed investigation, two South Wales Police officers who were arrested by the force's professional standards department will not face criminal proceedings.

"A decision is to be taken as to whether they will face any internal disciplinary measures."

The other four people arrested during the investigation were:

  • A 47-year-old woman, from Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, arrested on suspicion of fraudulent evasion of income tax
  • A 40-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office
  • A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office
  • A 57-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

All were released on police bail while inquires continued.

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