Platinum Limo Hire Bradford

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Police inspector from Eccleshill, Bradford, before Leeds Crown Court accused of stealing seized drugs to sell on

Police inspector from Eccleshill, Bradford, before Leeds Crown Court accused of stealing seized drugs to sell on


Police inspector from Eccleshill, Bradford, before Leeds Crown Court accused of stealing seized drugs to sell on

A police inspector accused of stealing drugs seized by the West Yorkshire force to sell on, has made his first appearance at crown court.
Keith Boots, 54, and his son, Ashley Boots, 29, both appeared over a video link from Leeds Prison to a hearing at Leeds Crown Court this morning .
A third defendant, Ian Mitchell, 27, also appeared via a video link from Doncaster Prison.
Paul Greaney QC prosecuting told the court that it was a complex case involving alleged police corruption.
“Keith Boots is a police inspector and the prosecution case is that he used his position to steal drugs in very large quantities and he and his son conspired to put the drugs back into circulation.
“The Crown’s case is when they were detected they engaged Mitchell as a patsy to explain away their conduct.”
Before magistrates Keith Boots, of Norman Lane, Eccleshill, faced 12 drug offences including the theft of cocaine, heroin, cannabis and ecstasy and conspiring to steal from West Yorkshire police. He also faces a charge of possessing 25 Browning cartridges.
In addition he is accused of conspiring between December 4, 2014 and January 13 last year to pervert the course of justice by doing acts so that Mitchell would falsely accept blame for the presence of the drugs at a property in Norman Lane.
He was suspended from duty after his arrest.

Read full story here T&A