Former PCSO jailed for lying over smashed window in long-running feud

By Dayna Farrington | Wednesbury | Crime | Published:

A former police community support officer from the Black Country who lied about a window being smashed at his home has been jailed.

Aftab Younis

Aftab Younis, 25 and from Wednesbury, was today jailed for six months after lying about the window as part of a long-running dispute with a family member last year.

Younis called police on the morning of June 14 claiming a side window had been smashed, just hours before a court hearing about the issuing of a non-molestation order against the family member

He said a note had also been posted through his door with the words "Don't Do It" typed on it and suggested the family member may have been involved.

But investigating officers found the window at his home was undamaged and covered in old dust. No note was found.

He was soon arrested and resigned from West Midlands Police.

Jailing him at Wolverhampton Crown Court, the judge said: "You breached the trust of others, it was a deliberate act and abuse of your position."

Detective Constable Jason Dooley, from West Midlands Police, said after the case: "While most officers uphold the highest standards, this case shows that we will not shy away from investigating and prosecuting anyone who tries to abuse the justice system."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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