BREAKING NEWS: Former Doncaster police officer in court over drugs offences

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A former South Yorkshire Police officer has been spared a jail sentence for drugs offences.

Ex-cop Sarah Greaves, 29, of Doncaster, was given a 12-month sentence, suspended for two years, and 200 hours of unpaid community service.

She admitted charges of being concerned in the offer to supply class A drugs, namely cocaine, between August 15, 2012, and February 6, 2013.

Greaves appeared at Sheffield Crown Court today, Monday, January 20, alongside co-accused, Adam Dickinson, 31, from Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Dickinson was handed a ten-month jail term after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to charges of being concerned in the offer to supply class A drugs over the same period.

He was also sentenced to eight months for an unrelated offence, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class B drugs. His sentences will run consecutively.

Greaves resigned from South Yorkshire Police in November 2013, prior to her guilty plea. She was suspended from duty in June 2013.

After the hearing, Andy Holt, deputy chief constable, said: “Greaves was a former officer who betrayed the trust of the public and her hardworking colleagues.

“Her actions are totally at odds with the values of South Yorkshire Police; she is now a criminal.”