Four Lancashire Police officers have been sacked over a ‘scam’ involving covert police vehicles.
A spokesman for the force said five officers were suspended from duty in March this year after allegations were brought to the attention of Constabulary bosses last October.
It is understood the ‘scam’ involved the buying of unmarked police cars to use in covert operations.
To stop the cars being identified by criminals, they are changed frequently and sold by the force to the public at heavily-reduced prices when they are finished with.
But the officers had been found to have ordered cars they wanted for themselves to be used as covert vehicles, knowing they would soon be available to buy at a reduced cost.