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Police officer in Colchester pocketed tens of thousands of pounds
8:24am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
In today's Gazette: A police officer was overpaid for seven years and pocketed tens of thousands of pounds.
The officers, who is believed to have been based in Colchester, is still working for Essex Police and is believed to be paying the cash back.
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Barbara Bezant and Lyn Jeffries recorded the message to the Fab Four 50 years ago - and have now got a message back from Sir Paul McCartney.
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For more on these and other great stories, see today's Gazette. There is always more in the paper than there is online.
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