List members with an interest in DP related criminal cases may be
interested in a recent Guernsey case that was heard last week. And it’s
not even Friday…!
A member of the Island’s Police Force was found guilty on 4 January of
disclosing to his partner the details of a police report about a woman
whom he had stopped a year earlier in connection with drink driving. The
disclosure was made in an attempt to discredit claims that he was having
an affair with her.
The court was told PC Sergio Henriques used the police report in a bid to
save his relationship with a widow whom he had met whilst he was a family
The court also heard that in 2004 Henriques had separately disclosed
information about a female police officer with whom it was also alleged he
was having an affair. This had been done to discredit rumours that he had
made a colleague pregnant.
PC Henriques pleaded not guilty to twice in 2004 having misused police
computers to access and disclose information relating to a fellow officer
and also denied accessing another file relating to the drink driving
incident. He claimed he had only done so in a professional capacity.
The prosecution alleged in Court that PC Henriques had also disclosed
details of a woman’s previous convictions to his partner by shoving
through the letter box a copy of the file which he had annotated
with, ‘Babe, do you think I would see someone with all these convictions?’
The court was told that PC Henriques relationship with the woman he had
stopped for drink driving had not been sexual, but that he had met her on
several occasions whilst on duty and had once given her a lift home in his
patrol car, arranging to pick her up in an area of St Peter Port where
there was no CCTV.
....so he was clearly not completely DP unaware then!!
Sentencing is in February! Watch this space!
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