South West Wales

South Wales Police officers deny £30,000 theft

Christopher Evans, Michael Stokes and Stephen Phillips Image copyright Aled Llywelyn/Athena Pictures
Image caption Christopher Evans, Michael Stokes and Stephen Phillips deny theft charges

Three police officers accused of stealing £30,000 during a police raid will stand trial next year.

Former South Wales Police Det Sgt Stephen Phillips, 46, of Winch Wen, Swansea, denied theft charges at Cardiff Crown Court.

Police constables Christopher Evans, 37, of Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, and Michael Stokes, 34, from Glynneath, also pleaded not guilty.

It is alleged they took cash from the home of a suspected criminal in 2011.

The men were released on bail until they are expected to face trial in June 2015.

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