Police officers disciplined over bungled property raid
In March a team of plain clothes officers dug up parts of a field and allegedly cut open hay bales and polytunnels when they raided a smallholding at Mont Matthieu rented by Islander Richard Manning.
They later discovered that they had raided the wrong address. After the raid the States police launched an internal inquiry, and it is understood that two sergeants and two CID officers were yesterday officially cautioned during a disciplinary hearing chaired by police chief Mike Bowron.
The JEP understands that the officers were not charged with causing damage during the raid, but with using Mr Manning’s rotavator to dig up the ground.