Counter terrorism officer fined for security breach

Remigio Civitarese
Dicembre 8, 2017

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale pleaded guilty to an offence under the Official Secrets Act after the documents were stolen from an unmarked police auto in May.

Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, who was the counter terrorism lead for West Midlands Police, left the documents in a locked case in the boot of the vehicle for four or five days.

Beale, 54, who has been suspended from duty, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said: 'It's obviously incredibly unsafe and potentially very hard indeed that these documents disappeared in the way that they did.

A senior police officer has admitted failing to safeguard confidential documents that were taken from his auto.

She added: 'No training is needed for a police officer to know that you should not be leaving anything of value in a locked auto for five minutes let alone five days'.

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