Stevenage police officer admits taking cash from speeding motorists


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A former police officer who saved a man’s life has today (Tuesday) admitted taking cash from speeding motorists after issuing on-the-spot fines.

Irfan Hussain, 35, of Canterbury Way, Stevenage, pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct in public office, three counts of fraud and three counts of perverting the course of justice at Luton Crown Court this afternoon.

The court heard how in August this year Hussain – who has since resigned from his job at Hertfordshire Constabulary – stopped speeding motorists and demanded they make cash payments to him directly.

Judge Richard Foster ordered for a pre-sentence report and a psychologist’s report to be filed in time for Hussain’s sentencing, which is set to take place on January 17.

Hussain had previously been commended by the Royal Humane Society after giving first aid in May 2010 to an unconscious man who had attempted to take his own life.