March Detective Sergeant is given a two month suspended jail sentence for computer misuse

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court - Credit: SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY 01582 572

A March police officer has been handed a two month prison sentence suspended for a year under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court - Credit: SOUTH BEDS NEWS AGENCY 01582 572

Detective Sergeant Matt Swash, 41, based at March Police Station, admitted the offence at an earlier hearing.

A court heard the officer had accessed unauthorised information about a colleague on a police computer system.

Det Sgt Swash was today (February 17) sentenced to two months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £250 costs at Cambridge Crown Court.

Previous charges faced by Det Sgt Swash have been stayed, ending the proceedings.


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Det Sgt Swash remains suspended pending internal misconduct proceedings.

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