A FORMER South Yorkshire Police constable has been charged after committing theft, fraud and misconduct - while still working for the force.

Jon Webb, 44, appeared at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on June 6 charged with 12 offences of theft, fraud and misconduct in a public office.

He was released on bail with certain conditions to next appear at Leeds Crown Court on June 20.

Allegations against Mr Webb were made in December 2012, when he was arrested and suspended from duty while officers from SYP Professional Standards conducted the internal investigation.

Mr Webb resigned as an officer in May 2013 while on police bail for these alleged offences. Mr Webb is alleged to have committed the offences when he was serving with South Yorkshire Police.