Fylde police officer charged with drug dealing

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A BLACKPOOL policeman has been charged with drug dealing, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed.

PC Thomas Hatton, a section officer based at Bispham police station, has been charged with 11 offences.

They include being concerned in the supply of cannabis, possessing anabolic steroids with intent to supply and perverting the course of justice.

He is also charged with eight counts of misconduct in public office, relating to the access of police information.

The 24-year-old was suspended by Lancashire Police in May.

Hatton is due to appear before Liverpool magistrates on July 6.