Police officer in court accused of escort service advert

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A police officer allegedly caught advertising herself on an escort website appeared in court today charged with misconduct in a public office.

Victoria Thorne, 28, of Washington, Tyne and Wear, was in the dock alongside four others at Newcastle Magistrates' Court today.

The Northumbria Police officer did not speak during the brief hearing, for which she wore a green parka coat and had her long dark hair in a pony tail.



Alongside her was Neil Lock, 27, of Abbotsfield Road, Galashiels, Borders, who faced a charge of procuring misconduct in a public office.



He was also charged with conspiracy to manage brothels for prostitution and conspiracy to control prostitutes for gain.



Also facing those conspiracy charges were: his wife Natalie Lock, 28, of the same address; Osher Marks, 56, of Ravenscourt Place, Gateshead and Nigel Lock, 59, of Crescent Road, Manchester.



No pleas were entered, and all five defendants were granted conditional bail.



All of them were told their cases were committed to Newcastle Crown Court to appear on December 22.

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