In 2009 a criminal gang attempted to extort money from a Telford man in his own home. The criminal thugs claimed they were collecting a large gambling debt run up by another individual in an illegal gambling establishment run by organised crime.
This attempt to extort money was caught on cctv and clearly showed the vehicle registration number.
The victim of this crime was told by the thugs "its no good going to the police in Telford, they won’t help you". Using his head he made a report to Manchester police.
The initial investigation identified that the vehicle being used was an unmarked police car. It was later found that one of the criminals attempting to extort money was a plain clothes police officer.
Over the coming months the victim of this crime was threatened to withdraw his statement. After much perseverance a single officer received a 2 year jail term although it is doubtless that this corrupt officer was acting without the help of fellow officers