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Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598x, 25th November, 2016. 18.00 GMT
FROM BRITISH COURTS | 31
warned by the judge that further offence of any kind from deceipt,
traffic or violence (not part of Mr Zaheer's history) during the period of
suspension would result in Mr Zaheer being sent to prison. Mr Zaheer
was also told to complete 240 hours of unpaid work. The sentences
reflect that Judge Thomas had heard pleas in mitigation.
Today's events mark what is nearly the end of a complex case which
began in early July, and saw two of eight co-defendants found not
By Helen Gavaghan at Bradford, Crown Court.
29th June, 2016
I have removed the name of the defendant in this report to comply with
my understanding of the Rehabilitation of Offenders' Act 1974.
Mr  (53), who this August would have been a police officer for 26
years, was today given a 30-month community order and 60-day reha-
bilitation order for two isolated incidents of sexual misconduct in 2015.
Mr 's conviction was on 9th June, 2016 (See http://
www.gavaghancommunications.com/cr_18.html). For the past 12 years
Mr , a police officer with commendations, has worked surveillance for
At the time of Mr 's offences (in May 2015 and October 2015) he had
become alcohol dependent.
One of the complainants provided an impact statement describing her
distress, and the judge, his honour Judge Hatton QC, imposed an indef-
inite restraining order prohibiting contact with either of the women
concerned. He further said that Mr  would be on the "sex offenders'"
register for five years.
The judge said he had read reports prepared about Mr . "It is perfect-
ly clear to me that these two offences aside you have led a blameless
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