CHOP­PER COPS ‘SPIED ON SWINGERS’ COURT TOLD

PO­LICE HE­LI­COPTER USED FOR PER­SONAL PLEA­SURE, COURT HEARS

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By COLIN HURST news@sun­daysport.co.uk

A “SEX-OB­SESSED” cop used a hi-tech cam­era on board a po­lice he­li­copter to record footage of his swinger pals hav­ing sex in their gar­den.

Adrian Pog­more, 51, for­merly of South York­shire Po­lice, used his po­si­tion as an air ob­server to film his swing­ing friends hav­ing an eight-minute sex romp on their pa­tio.

He also used a pow­er­ful lens to fo­cus on a nude mum-of-three and her bikini-clad daugh­ters in their gar­den as his crew mates al­legedly watched.

Serv­ing South York­shire of­fi­cers Matthew Lu­cas, 42, and Lee Walls, 47, re­tired South York­shire Po­lice pi­lot Mal­colm Reeves, 64, and for­mer South York­shire pi­lot Matthew Loose­more, 45, are cur­rently on trial ac­cused of be­ing a part of Pog­more’s set-ups.

Sh­effield Crown Court heard Pog­more has al­ready pleaded guilty to the charges af­ter he ad­mit­ted he pre-planned with his swing­ing bud­dies for them to have sex while the he­li­copter was hover­ing over so he could film them.

Pros­e­cu­tor Richard Wright said: “On three sep­a­rate oc­ca­sions they filmed a cou­ple hav­ing sex­ual in­ter­course in their own gar­den.

“They recorded what they saw us­ing the record­ing fa­cil­i­ties that the he­li­copter was equipped with.”

The court heard there was ‘ no le­git­i­mate rea­son’ for the of­fi­cers to film them and ‘no ba­sis’ for fly­ing over peo­ple’s homes, se­lect­ing them as tar­gets.

The po­lice he­li­copter, usu­ally used for help­ing to cap­ture flee­ing crim­i­nals and also to pa­trol groups af­ter foot­ball games, was even flown over a na­tur­ists camp­site called Candy Farm.

Pog­more de­cided to zoom in on a naked cou­ple sat out­side their car­a­van.

Mr Wright said: “Although na­tur­ists ex­pect to be seen naked by other na­tur­ists they do not ex­pect to be mon­i­tored by the crew of the po­lice he­li­copter, less still that they should be recorded by them.

“Not only is there an in­va­sion of pri­vacy, but there are wider is­sues at stake, both in terms of the waste of a valu­able po­lice re­source and also in terms of con­fi­dence that the pub­lic ex­pects the po­lice he­li­copter to be used ap­pro­pri­ately and for good rea­son.

“Not to be used for film­ing cit­i­zens in a state of naked­ness for the amuse­ment of the crew.”

A jury were shown footage of a woman be­ing spied on by the same he­li­copter. She was sun­bathing fully-naked in her pri­vate gar­den with her three daugh­ters, all wear­ing biki­nis.

The mid­dle-aged mum was sat with her legs arched to­gether with her hands on her head.

He added: “The cam­era has a pow­er­ful zoom func­tion and the op­er­a­tor used that to zoom in on the naked body of the woman and in par­tic­u­lar her gen­i­talia.”

Graphic con­tent was also played to the jury when the same crew spot­ted a cou­ple hav­ing sex in their gar­den in South Yorks.

A brunette, who is fully naked, starts touch­ing a man wear­ing a Manch­ester United foot­ball shirt as she then per­forms a sex act on him as a poo­dle dog sits just a few feet away.

The court heard the pres­ence of the he­li­copter spurred the cou­ple on and they “brazenly put on a show” by per­form­ing sex­ual in­ter­course in a va­ri­ety of po­si­tions.

The footage used as ev­i­dence in the trial was later found in a drawer be­long­ing to Mr Pog­more in his desk at a po­lice sta­tion.

Mr Wright added that the record­ings were “not sim­ply the prod­uct of one swing­ing and sex­ual ob­sessed air ob­server Adrian Pog­more but were made with the con­nivance of the other mem­bers of the crew”.

He said Pog­more, who did not ap­pear in court, had pre-planned the meet­ing with his swing­ing friends to be hover­ing over their home at the same mo­ment the cou­ple ap­peared.

Pog­more pleaded guilty to the charges and does not stand trial along­side his for­mer col­leagues.

Walls, of Sh­effield, de­nies one count, Loose­more, of Don­caster, South Yorks, de­nies one count, Reeves de­nies one count and Lu­cas, of Sh­effield, de­nies three counts of mis­con­duct re­lat­ing to watch­ing and film­ing naked peo­ple with­out their con­sent and ob­serv­ing and record­ing peo­ple per­form­ing sex­ual acts.

The trial con­tin­ues.

‘The cam­era zoomed in on the naked body of a woman and in par­tic­u­lar her gen­i­talia’

GUILTY: Adrian Pog­more ON TRIAL: Lee Walls ( left) and Matthew Loose­more DE­NIALS: Mal­colm Reeves ( and Matthew Lu­cas

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