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Warwickshire Police theft: Court error at hearing

The case of a retired police officer charged with the theft of £113,000 from Warwickshire Police's former HQ is to be re-heard because of an error.

Paul Greaves, 54, from Nottingham, was charged after cash disappeared from the former headquarters in Leek Wootton.

He appeared at Warwickshire Justice Centre on Wednesday.

But police said the court was incorrectly told "old-style committal proceedings" should be followed. Mr Greaves will re-attend court in June.

He is accused of stealing the money between June 2009 and September 2011.

A force spokesperson said: "The court was told that because of the earliest date of the offence (June 2009) old-style committal proceedings would have to be followed.

"It has since been acknowledged that this was incorrect and proceedings will have to start again under new rules."

Mr Greaves will be back in court on Monday 3 June.

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