COPPERS IN COURT OVER CHOPPER MISUSE

COPPERS IN COURT OVER CHOPPER MISUSE

A group of five serving and retired police officers have appeared in court charged with misconduct in a public office after being allegedly caught watching and filming people having sex.

Mathew Loosemore, 44, Matthew Lucas, 41, Adrian Pogmore, 50, Malcolm Reeves, 63, and Lee Walls, 46, who were all employed by scandal-hit South Yorkshire Police, are accused of a total of 10 charges involving spying on and filming people while they were naked or performing sex acts.

The offences are said to have taken place across South Yorkshire between 2007 and 2012.

None of the defendants spoke except to confirm their names, ages and addresses during the short hearing at Sheffield Crown Court, South Yorks.

District Judge Naomi Redhouse asked solicitors representing the men whether there was any indication of pleas at this point.

Steve Smith, representing Pogmore, said: “Not guilty on behalf of Mr Pogmore, madam.”

Kristina Lancaster, representing Lucas and Walls, said her clients would also be pleading not guilty.

Greg Powell said Loosemore and Reeves would also be denying all the charges.

Loosemore, of Doncaster, South Yorks., faces one charge of wilful misconduct in a public office related to observing and filming person performing sexual acts.

Lucas, of Sheffield, denies three counts of wilful misconduct relating to watching and filming naked people without their consent and observing and recording people performing sexual acts.

Pogmore, of Rotherham, South Yorks., faces four counts of misconduct relating to watching and filming naked people without their consent and observing and recording people performing sexual acts.

Reeves, of Knaresborough, North Yorks., denies two charges to watching and filming naked people without their consent.

Wallis, of Sheffield faces one charge relating to watching and filming a naked woman without her knowledge or consent.

The case will next been heard at Sheffield Crown Court on June 7.

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