The policewoman who attempted to further incriminate Steven Gerrard has been jailed…
The BBC has today confirmed that a police officer who took CCTV footage of an incident involving Steven Gerrard has been jailed. Helen Jones, 32, reportedly planned to use the clips to blackmail the Liverpool captain.
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According to the source, Jones obtained footage of a row outside a Merseyside bar involving the 34-year-old, and planned to use it to demand some form of payment from the then England captain.
Jones has been sentenced to 22 months behind bars, having improperly used her police status to obtain the footage – apparently “flashing her warrant card” to a boss of the Formby bank in August 2013.
Last November, Judge Stuart Baker said he found her account “wholly implausible”, after Jones claimed she had been doing a favour for a friend when she requested the footage.
He added that the CCTV was meant to act “possibly as a lever to cause Mr Gerrard to pay money to suppress it or, at the very least, to use it in a way which would potentially cause embarrassment, as has in fact occurred”.
During sentencing Judge Baker added: “This was deliberate and calculated misconduct in a public office.”