Ex-policemen jailed in Cyprus

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The Independent Online
wo former British policemen were jailed for 18 months yesterday after admitting burglary in an industrial espionage case in Cyprus.

Retired Detective Chief Inspector Michael Flack and ex-Detective Constable Paul Whybrow claimed they were "set up" as they investigated the unlawful copying of patented pharmaceutical products on the island. Both confessed to stealing documents from a customs clearing office in February. Whybrow, 47, and Flack, 52, from Bexley, south-east London, pleaded guilty to a single burglary charge at the criminal court in Limassol.