Disgraced members of police jailed for framing innocent man

  • Two Police Community Support Officers (PCSO's) who framed an innocent man have been jailed

  • The pair supplied false information surrounding a road traffic incident, leading to an innocent man losing his driving licence

  • They also provided false information to a charity

Two Police Community Support Officers have been jailed after they were convicted of providing false information which led to an innocent man losing his driving license. 

Thomas Fendall, 26, of Mansfield Ave, Denton was sentenced to 16 months and Jessica Hussell, 18, of Riverside Close, Glossop, was sentenced to 19 months at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday, 16 March.

The pair pleaded guilty to Misconduct in a Public Office at an earlier hearing after it was discovered that they had supplied false information, claiming to be from GMP, to the DVLA which resulted in an innocent man having his license revoked on medical grounds.

Thomas Fendall
Thomas Fendall

They also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice after it was discovered that they provided false information to the charity Crimestoppers, naming the same man as being responsible for a fail-to-stop collision where another PCSO was injured.

Fendall had pleaded guilty to another count of misconduct in a public office and four counts of computer misuse relating to the GMP intelligence system.

Jessica Hussell
Jessica Hussell

The pair were arrested in August 2015 after an investigation by GMP's Serious Collision investigation Unit, being suspended from the GMP upon arrest.

Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead from GMP's serious collision investigation unit said, "The actions of Fendall and Hussell undermine everything that is at the heart of policing in this country.

"The public expect and deserve those in public office to act honestly and impartially at all times.

Those working for the Police should demonstrate the highest levels of integrity.

"I hope that this investigation and today's sentences offer reassurance to the public, in particular, those personally affected by the actions of Fendall and Hussell."