Police officer faces misconduct hearing over Jaffa Cakes allegation

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Jaffa cakes sweet cookies with orange, chocolate and coffee.
Two packets of the chocolate orange treat were taken from a police station charity tuck shop (Getty)

A policeman is facing a misconduct hearing for allegedly taking Jaffa Cakes worth £1 from a police canteen charity tuck shop.

PC Chris Dwyer is accused of pocketing two packets of Jaffa Cakes from the charity tuck shop at Halifax police station "without leaving sufficient funds for them".

West Yorkshire Police said the officer then "provided dishonest accounts when questioned about the matter".

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Charity collection bucket on road
A collection tin was left out but it is alleged PC Dwyer did not leave any money for the Jaffa Cakes he took (Getty)

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A force spokesman said a female officer had emptied the charity shop cash tin at around 10pm on 21 January and left a £1 float in change.

Half an hour later, PC Dwyer allegedly took two packets of Jaffa Cakes, priced at 50p each and did not leave any money.

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A spokesman said: "The cash tin was checked and it was found to contain the same denominations of coins in the cash tin but with an extra two 5p coins.

"It is alleged that PC Dwyer failed to make appropriate payment for the items and provided dishonest accounts when questioned about the matter."

The misconduct hearing is due to take place from 11 to 14 October.

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