Gerrard blackmail PC faces jail
A corrupt policewoman is facing jail after seizing CCTV footage of a street bust-up to be used as a "tool to blackmail" Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard.
Helen Jones (33), a Pc with Merseyside Police, obtained the footage by "flashing her warrant card" to the manageress of a bank.
The incident involved friends of Gerrard getting in a row with men at a bar near his home in Formby, Merseyside, which spilled out on to the street and was caught on bank CCTV cameras.
Paul Lloyd (35) claimed Gerrard "threw the first punch" but the prosecution says the Liverpool midfielder was acting as a peacemaker, Preston Crown Court heard. Jones admitted misconduct in a public office and will be sentenced on January 9.