A WEST Midlands police call handler who passed confidential to Black Country contacts has been jailed.

Hannah Wilson gave information to a Rowley Regis pub landlady on incidents reported at other pubs.

She also supplied information to her sister on people they knew by checking their criminal records and gave her sister’s partner details about a court case he was a defendant of.

Detective chief inspector Julian Harper, from the West Midlands Police Professional Standards Department, said: "I am deeply disappointed that a member of West Midlands Police abused their position to access police systems to supply information to associates.

"She betrayed the trust that people put in the police to handle their personal information appropriately."

Wilson, of Waldron Close in Wednesbury, was arrested in September last year and charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office between October 2017 and August 2018.

She resigned from her position and pleaded guilty to the charges, as did her sister Hayley Wilson, 38, of Ely Close, Rowley Regis.

Hayley’s partner Allan Stewardson, 49, also of Ely Close in Rowley Regis, and Jayne Lloyd, who lived at and ran the Knights Quest pub on Rowley Regis High Street, were each found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office at a trial in September.

Wilson was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court for 14 months in prison and Hayley Wilson received a 10 month sentence suspended for two years as well as 200 hours community service.

Allan Stewardson was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment suspended for two years and given a three month curfew.

Jayne Lloyd was handed a nine month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service.