Greater Manchester Police officer faces jail after falsified evidence given in rape case

By Dean Wilkins

A Greater Manchester Police detective is facing a jail sentence after providing falsified statements and a forensics report in a rape investigation.

Dominic Griffiths, 28 pleaded guilty to three counts of misconduct in a public office at Liverpool Crown Court, yesterday.

The former GMP officer was arrested following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and has since resigned from his role as a detective constable based in east Manchester.

Judge John Phipps granted Griffiths unconditional bail but warned him: “A custodial sentence will be considered by the court and I want you to be under no illusions about that.”

Between August and November 2009 Griffiths falsified and signed two statements of another person and on April 27, 2010, he falsified a forensics report during a rape investigation, read the charges.

The full facts of the case were not opened by the prosecution and sentencing was adjourned until April 27 for medical reports to be produced.

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