Bent cop who got girlfriend to ‘take the points’ is set to avoid jail

A police officer who was shopped to police by his ex-girlfriend for trying to dodge a speeding ticket may escape with a suspended sentence, a court heard. PC Richard Hammond, 35, had pressured drama teacher Vicky Courtis into lying about the driving offence over fears a conviction could affect his career. Hammond, a firearms officer in the Met Police, was clocked speeding in her Fiat 500 over Tower Bridge in August 2018 and told Ms Courtis to say she did…

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