Leeds & West Yorkshire

Corrupt detective Nicholas McFadden to pay back £257,000

Nicholas McFadden Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption Nicholas McFadden was jailed for 23 years for stealing drugs from police evidence stores

A former detective who stole large amounts of seized drugs and conspired to sell them back on to the streets has been ordered to pay back £257,000.

Nicholas McFadden, of Church Avenue, Leeds, stole class A drugs from evidence stores.

He was jailed for 23 years in April 2013.

The former West Yorkshire Police officer, aged 38, has now been ordered to pay the money under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

His trial at Leeds Crown Court heard how McFadden took more than £1m of heroin, cocaine and cannabis by exploiting "slack" procedures while working at secret evidence stores.

He then conspired with his brother to sell the drugs.

Ass Ch Const Mark Milsom of West Yorkshire Police said: "Although he received a lengthy prison sentence we did not feel justice could be done unless we relentlessly pursued the monies he and his family made from their crimes."

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