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200+ police peeks at Gerrard's file

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Merseyside Police officers were caught illegally accessing the Police National Computer over 200 times in the last three years.

But almost half of these were to do with one footballer: 130 members of staff at Merseyside Police were caught looking at Steven Gerrard's file.

The numbers come from a Freedom of Information request from local paper the Liverpool Echo.

Of the 208 breaches only 10 resulted in a resignation or a final warning. 169 people were given advice by their manager and 29 got a written warning.

Steven Gerrard was acquitted of affray following a fight in a nightclub. ®

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