Two Police Community Support Officers who were in a relationship together and attempted to frame an innocent man for attempted murder have been jailed.
Thomas Fendall, 26, of Mansfield Avenue, Denton, has been sentenced to 16 months behind bars and Jessica Hussell, 19, of Riverside Close, Glossop, has been jailed for 19 months.
They were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.
The court was told the two PCSOs were in a relationship and had attempted to frame an innocent man for attempted murder.
Fendall and Hussell had pleaded guilty to a charge of Misconduct in a Public Office at an earlier hearing after it was discovered that they had supplied false information, purporting to be from GMP to the DVLA, which resulted in an innocent man having his driving license revoked on medical grounds.
They also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice after it was discovered that they provided false information to the charity Crimestoppers naming the same man as being responsible for a fail-to-stop collision where another PCSO was injured.
Fendall had pleaded guilty to another count of misconduct in a public office and four counts of computer misuse relating to the GMP intelligence system.
The pair were arrested in August 2015 after an investigation by GMP’s Serious Collision investigation Unit.
They were suspended from GMP immediately they were arrested.
Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “The actions of Fendall and Hussell undermine everything that is at the heart of policing in this country.
“The public expect and deserve those in public office to act honestly and impartially at all times; those working for the Police should demonstrate the highest levels of integrity.
“I hope that this investigation and the sentences offer reassurance to the public, in particular, those personally affected by the actions of Fendall and Hussell.”