Police emergency call handler jailed for sharing criminal records with sister

7 November 2019, 11:04

Hannah Wilson was jailed following a counter-corruption investigation
Hannah Wilson was jailed following a counter-corruption investigation. Picture: West Midlands Police

By Asher McShane

A woman who worked as a police emergency call handler has been jailed following a counter-corruption investigation by West Midlands police.

Hannah Wilson, 31, used the force’s database to check criminal records of people she knew, sharing the information with her sister.

She also gave her sister’s partner details of a court case in which he was to appear as a defendant.

Wilson, from Wednesbury, also passed information to a pub landlady on incidents reported at other pubs.

She was arrested last September and charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office between October 2017 and August 2018. 

She resigned from her job and later pleaded guilty to the charges, as well did her sister Hayley Wilson, 38, from Rowley Regis.

Wilson’s partner, Allan Stewardson, 49, and Jane Lloyd, 61, who lived at and ran the Knights Quest pub on Rowley Regis High Street, were each found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office at a trial in September.

Detective Chief Inspector Julian Harper from the West Midlands Police Professional Standards Department, said: “I am deeply disappointed that a member of West Midlands Police abused their position to access police systems to supply information to associates.

“She betrayed the trust that people put in the police to handle their personal information appropriately. 

“This form of corrupt activity undermines the community’s confidence in the police service and we have absolutely zero tolerance for it.”

Hannah Wilson was jailed for 14 months, Hayley Wilson received 10 months suspended for two years and 200 hours’ community service.

Allan Stewardson was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment suspended for two years and given a three month curfew.

Jayne Lloyd was handed a nine month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.

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