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District constable arrested by IPROB 

A Westmoreland-based District Constable is now behind bars following his arrest by cops from the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau (IPROB) on reasonable suspicion of breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act.

According to IPROB, the arrest was the culmination of an investigation that began in December 2019, when a vendor reported that the District Constable solicited and accepted money from him after he was allegedly found vending in a no-vending zone; the vendor was reportedly released after the money was paid over.

Charges were laid against the policeman on Thursday.

IPROB investigators say the policeman will now be placed on an identification parade, after which a file will be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a ruling.