Police officer who betrayed ex-wife by sharing intimate photos loses appeal
A former Liverpool policeman who sent intimate photos of his ex-wife to a friend has lost an appeal against his conviction.
Alan Friday, of Yew Tree Road, Halewood, shared ‘private nature’ photos of Angela Church to a family friend on the Fab Swingers website in 2016.
Following the couple’s divorce, Friday said he “wouldn’t do that anymore,” but in 2019 he uploaded another photo of Ms Church to the same family friend on Snapchat.
Friday was found guilty of harassment after a trial in Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court in February in connection with the photo he sent in 2019.
Friday, 42, served in the Cheshire Police Dog Treatment Unit, but resigned from the force last month.
Bolton crown court last week dismissed an appeal against Friday’s conviction following a hearing Thursday and Friday.
Friday now has to serve a two-year community order given to him last month and pay £ 600 in fees.
In a trial last month, Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court learned of how Friday bombarded Ms Church, her twin sister and her sister’s companion with calls and messages.
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Chris Maloney, at the prosecution, explained that on Friday said: “Angela I did something wrong, I will lose my job, the dogs will be taken from me. I did something wrong and I don’t know what to do. “
The court heard that in 2016, Friday was using photos of his wife without her consent on the Fab Swingers website. Friday sent intimate photos of his wife to a family friend who also uses the website. His wife found out, but on Friday said he “wouldn’t do it again”.
But in December 2019, during divorce proceedings, Friday sent more photos of his wife to the same family friend via Snapchat.
The friend then called on Friday referring to a “PC Plod”. Police were subsequently informed and Friday was arrested.
District Judge Mark Hadfield issued a two-year community order on Friday with 20 days of rehabilitation activity and 100 hours of unpaid work.
He was also ordered to complete a relationship building tribunal and a two-year restraining order was imposed, preventing contacting his Ms Church on Friday.
A police disciplinary hearing was held earlier this month in Friday’s driving when two counts of serious misconduct were proven against the former policeman.
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Darren Martland, the force’s chief constable, said: “I am satisfied that the behavior of former Constable Friday was well below the expected standard and, having determined that his behavior, in relation to the allegations 1 and 2, amounted to serious misconduct, it is my opinion that if he had remained as a serving police officer, the appropriate sanction would be dismissal without notice for each of the two allegations.