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Cumbria Constabulary sergeant - accused of dangerous driving - to stand trial

A Cumbria Constabulary officer is due to stand trial following an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation.  

On 6 May 2018 officers were responding to a report of a domestic incident between a man and a woman in Kendal.

Sergeant Graeme McCreadie, aged 54, was driving a police van which was deployed to the scene; the man and woman were reported to be in the Beast Banks area.

It is alleged that the police van mounted a pavement, hitting an officer who was on foot and then the woman. She suffered serious injuries requiring hospital treatment. The officer, a special constable, suffered minor injuries.

We completed our investigation in November 2018.  Our evidence was then referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) who made the decision to charge Sergeant McCreadie with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He denies the charge against him. The trial is due to begin at Preston Crown Court on 27 August.


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