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PC in car investigation

Contributed by localrags on Oct 09, 2003 - 12:03 PM

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<FONT face=Arial color=black size=4>POLICE OFFICER SUSPENDED OVER CAR CLAIM

A police officer from south-east Kent is being investigated over claims that he used a campaign targeting untaxed vehicles to buy himself an old car.

He is alleged to have paid £250 for an M-reg Ford Probe after it was seized in Kent's Operation Cubit crackdown.

The force confirmed o­ne of its officers had been suspended pending the conclusion of an internal inquiry.

Operation Cubit is a joint initiative which involves the police, councils and the DVLA.

It enables untaxed vehicles to be removed from the streets which are then crushed into a cube if they are not claimed.