Greater Manchester Police officer charged in cannabis probe

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Image caption Police said the officer was charged as part of a "large scale" investigation into cannabis production

A police officer has been charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis as part of an investigation into drugs supply in Greater Manchester.

Daniel Aimson, of Ullswater Road in Astley, Wigan, is also charged with misconduct in public office.

The 35-year-old Greater Manchester Police officer was named alongside eight other men charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis.

All are due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates Court on 20 October.

A 26-year-old woman from Astley who was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and conspiracy to produce cannabis remains on bail.

Greater Manchester Police said the charges are related to an investigation into the "large scale" production of cannabis.

The force's anti-corruption unit is also involved.

The eight other men charged are:

  • Richard Grady, of Park Road, Hindley, Wigan
  • Steven Hindley, of Maesgwyn, Rhyl, North Wales
  • Michael Hutton, of Crossley Court, Ancoats, Manchester, also charged with possession of amphetamine with intent to supply
  • Christopher King, of Bowling Green Court, Longwood, Huddersfield
  • Hussain Mozahem, of Findlay Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester
  • George Parkinson, of Ullswater Street, Leigh
  • Jonathan Vaiders, of Jaffrey Street, Leigh, also charged with possession of cocaine with intent to supply
  • John Wallace, of Stansbury Walk, Manchester

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