Jeanette Oldham reports:
A police community support officer has been forced to resign after being caught checking the criminal records of ex-school friends.
Samantha Harron, 22, was also fined £200 after she admitted using the Police National Computer for snooping.
As well as checking on former schoolmates, the West Midlands officer also carried out checks on relatives and people in her local community.
Mum-of-one Harron pleaded guilty to three counts of obtaining and disclosing personal data contrary to the Data Protection Act 1998 when she appeared at Solihull Magistrates Court on July 13.
Read more in the Sunday Mercury.