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Pc accused of stealing crash data 'told blatant lies' prosecution tells jury
6:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014 in News
A POLICE officer alleged to have stolen crash victims’ details for compensation claims told “blatant lies”, jurors heard yesterday.
Prosecutor Peter Asteris made the accusation during his closing speech in the case of Pc Sugra Hanif, 26, above, at Winchester Crown Court.
The Banbury officer is accused of accessing victims’ details from Thames Valley Police (TVP) computers to pressure them to make claims.
She said co-accused Raza Khan, 27, who she was having an affair with, forced her to access the information to get £600-a-time referral fees.
Mr Asteris said the 2,500 times she accessed information shows the “sheer scale and audacity of this case”.
Her account is “blatant lies and untrue”, he said, adding: “she said she had ‘lost everything’, ‘lost her family’.
“After 10 minutes’ cross examination, we established she continued living with her family, and the night before the trial, she was with her family.
“If she is willing to lie about that, what else is she prepared to lie about?”
She was caught “red handed” in December 2011, using her log-in and password to “steal” the details, he said.
Hanif denies obtaining personal data from TVP control and command system and disclosing personal data.
Khan, 27, of Handsworth, Birmingham, denies obtaining personal data from TVP control and command system.
Wife Paramjeet Kaur, 26, of the same address, Khan and Hanif deny conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.
The trial continues.