Special Constable from Northampton charged with child-grooming offences

A 44-year-old Special Constable is due to appear before Northampton Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday) charged with child-grooming offences.

Steve Hayden-Tift, from Northampton, was arrested in December by officers from the Force’s Paedophile Online Investigations team.

He appeared before Northampton Magistrates’ Court on December 20 when he was remanded in custody.

Hayden-Tift is charged with attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity, attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and intentionally encouraging or assist the commission of an offence.

The offences were alleged to have happened on December 1, 2021.

The defendant is currently suspended by the Force.

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