Hampshire police release on bail suspects arrested in Southampton over anti-corruption probe

POLICE have tonight bailed six people – including two serving officers – arrested in an anti-corruption probe in Southampton.

As exclusively revealed by the Daily Echo, the two female officers, one aged 28 and another aged 29, were arrested along with four men in a series of co-ordinated dawn raids across the city yesterday.

Hampshire police said this evening the two women have been bailed until Tuesday, November 27.

A 32-year-old man, a 28-year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 22-year-old man have all been released on bail until Friday, January 11.

The arrests were made during raids at 6am on Thursday on properties in Thornbury Avenue, Shirley, King Edward Avenue in Regents Park, Wyndham Court in the city centre and Derby Road in Newtown.

The warrants were executed simultaneously in a pre planned operation led by Hampshire police’s anti-corruption unit and follow allegations that confidential police information has been disclosed.

All those arrested were questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The 28-year-old female officer, who has been suspended by the force, was also quizzed on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and perverting the course of justice.

The 32-year-old man was also held on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, while the 26-year-old was interviewed by officers concerning the supply of class B drugs.

The investigation is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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