Former West Midlands constable charged with misconduct in public office

Published: 24 Jan 2023

A former West Midlands Police constable will appear in court this week charged with misconduct in public office (MIPO) following an investigation directed by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Ex-Police Constable Lorna Pennycook, aged 36 and formerly based at Handsworth, is alleged to have committed the offence between January 2017 and April 2021.

The charge relates to allegations concerning information obtained from police computer systems without authority and provided to third parties to assist criminal activity.

An investigation was carried out by West Midlands Police Anti Corruption Unit under the IOPC’s direction after we received a referral from the force in November 2020. On conclusion of the investigation we decided the matter should be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service, which authorised the charge against the former officer.

Ex-Pc Pennycook is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Thursday 26 January.

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