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Police lab technician admits snorting cocaine at work

A police lab technician was caught on camera snorting cocaine in her office, it has been revealed.

Lyndsey Dinning, 31, who worked for Greater Manchester Police, was caught in the act in an undercover operation last December, police said.

At Warrington Crown Court, she admitted possessing Class A drugs and misusing a force computer.

Dinning, of Marleyer Close, in Moston, Manchester, was sentenced to 130 hours community service on 27 April.

She also used the police database to look up information about her friends and family, police said.

Dinning resigned from her job during the legal proceedings.

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