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​Former Glamour Model Wins Lawsuit After Policeman Used Helicopter To Film Her Topless

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​Former Glamour Model Wins Lawsuit After Policeman Used Helicopter To Film Her Topless

Former glamour model Tracy Dixon has won her lawsuit against South Yorkshire Police after an officer from the force used a helicopter to film her sunbathing topless.

Dixon, 54, was lying in her garden when a helicopter flew above her property and captured images of her.

Adrian Pogmore, 52, was jailed for a year in 2017 after admitting to four counts of misconduct in public office, using South Yorkshire Police force's high-powered helicopter for 'sexual spying' in 2007.

Two years after Pogmore's sentencing, Dixon claimed the incident was an invasion of privacy and had caused her distress, in turn suing South Yorkshire Police for £200,000.

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Tracy Dixon sued the force for £200,000. Credit: ITV
Tracy Dixon sued the force for £200,000. Credit: ITV

She has now won her legal battle against the force, with South Yorkshire Police saying it has now come to a settlement with Dixon but refused to say if it had paid her the full £200,000 she had sued for.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: "All parties are bound under the confidentiality schedule relating to these proceedings.

"All criminal, civil and misconduct proceedings have concluded."

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When further details were requested, the force told LADbible in a statement: "As per the Tomlin Order filed at The High Court of Justice in July 2019, all parties are bound under the confidentiality schedule relating to these proceedings."

Sentencing Pogmore at Sheffield Crown Court in 2017, Judge Peter Kelson QC said the disgraced officer thought he was 'above the law'.

Adrian Pogmore. Credit: PA
Adrian Pogmore. Credit: PA

He said: "You quite literally considered yourself above the law. You used a £2 million helicopter, which costs something like £1,000 an hour to run, to advance your sexual curiosities."

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Two pilots and two police officers were found not guilty of misconduct in a public office.

The force said in a statement: "One PC was given a final written warning for breaching the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Duties and Responsibilities and remains employed by the force.

"The second PC, who had resigned from the force prior to the hearing, was cleared of misconduct.

"The two other members of staff were not South Yorkshire Police employees and therefore not subject to SYP misconduct proceedings."

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Following Pogmore's conviction, Dixon said: "Home was where I felt safe. The only thing that disturbed us was the yellow and black police helicopter."

LADbible has contacted South Yorkshire Police for comment.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: UK News, News

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