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Police officer denies brothel charge

Published by The BBC
6th September 2013


West Midlands
A Birmingham police officer has pleaded not guilty to conspiring to manage a brothel and five charges of committing misconduct in a public office.

Osman Iqbal also denied a money laundering offence and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to supply.

The 36-year-old will stand trial along with seven other defendants who deny conspiracy to manage a brothel.

An eighth defendant, Jennifer Williams, admitted conspiracy to manage a brothel and conspiracy to supply drugs.

Iqbal, whose address cannot be published for legal reasons, spoke only to confirm his name and enter his pleas at the Warwick Crown Court hearing before being bailed.

He is alleged to have conspired with the other defendants to manage a brothel between January 2011 and September 2012. He is accused of plotting to possess cocaine between October 2011 and September last year.

He was suspended by West Midlands Police earlier this year.

Williams, 30, of Furlong Lane, Cradley, West Midlands, was bailed and will be sentenced on a date to be fixed.