Lancashire Police officers charged with perverting the course of justice

Published: 20 Nov 2020

Two Lancashire Police officers will appear in court charged with perverting the course of justice following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.

Our investigation looked at the actions of officers following their attendance at a domestic incident in Thornton-Cleveleys in August 2017.

Police Constables Jon Kelly, aged 41, and Ellen McLachlan, aged 32, will appear at Bolton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 25 November.

Our investigation began in February 2018 and was completed in July 2019. At the investigation’s conclusion, we referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which made the decision to charge the officers in October 2020.

  • Lancashire Constabulary
  • Domestic abuse