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Officers cleared of lying over arrests of couple in Glasgow

Two police officers have been cleared of making up false allegations about a rowing couple they arrested in Glasgow.

Gillian Feroz, 37, and Mark Daly, 31, arrested Anton Docherty and Ryan Forbes for an alleged domestic breach of the peace in the city in January 2010.

The charge came after Mr Docherty recorded comments from PC Feroz which allegedly showed the officers had lied.

Following a trial, both officers were found not guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that the police officers arrested the couple after stopping at an incident on Bath Street in Glasgow.

'Shouting and swearing'

Mr Docherty recorded the officers on his phone, which was taken from him, but continued to record.

The court heard it taped the officers conversation on the way back to the police office, before it was handed back.

PC Feroz was recorded saying: "Just say they were kind of shoving at one another and shouting and swearing and then make up verbals."

She was heard again using the phrase "make up verbals".

PC Feroz, from Fenwick, explained that this was just the way she speaks and the phrase "make up" is a commonly used police phrase.

PC Daly, from Uddingston, also denied his guilt throughout the trial.

A jury unanimously found both officers not guilty of attempting to pervert the course of justice between 6 January and 10 November 2014 by providing false information about the conduct of Mr Docherty, 27, and Mr Forbes, 23, in the city centre.

PC Feroz was also found not guilty of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by swearing at Mr Docherty.

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