Police worker snorted cocaine in office

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A police worker resigned after being caught on film snorting cocaine in her office, it was disclosed today.

Lyndsey Dinning, 31, quit her job in the fingerprint department of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) after an undercover operation.

A camera was placed in her office following a tip-off and she was arrested last December after being caught in the act.

The former laboratory officer tested positive for cocaine and resigned from her job.

Dinning, of Marleyer Close, Moston, pleaded guilty to possession of Class A drugs at Warrington Crown Court on April 27.

She also admitted misuse of a computer, after she accessed information about friends and family from a police database.

Dinning was sentenced to 130 hours unpaid work, police said.

The judge ruled that a third charge of misconduct in public office should lie on file.

A spokesman for GMP said: "A former member of GMP staff has been sentenced

"Lyndsey Dinning admitted possession of Class A drugs and computer misuse.

"Dinning, a former lab officer, resigned during legal proceedings."