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Ex-detective on shoplifting charge

Durban - A former senior police detective who has been charged with shoplifting, made another appearance in Durban Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Jacqueline Bristow, 47, who was a lieutenant-colonel based at Point Police Station at the time of the alleged offence in November, is charged with stealing clothing worth R4 000 from Woolworths in Dr Pixley KaSeme (West) Street.

She is also charged with defeating the ends of justice after allegedly giving security guards the wrong name and address during her arrest.

The matter was adjourned to next month when the prosecution, which has wrapped up its investigation, will produce statements and DVD footage.

The trial date will then be set.

Bristow has not been asked to plead, but she said outside court she would be denying the charges.

She resigned after her arrest, but Bristow and her lawyer, Norman Seppings, stressed that her resignation had nothing to do with the allegations.

“It was an accumulation of events over several years,” Seppings said.

Bristow was previously granted R500 bail.

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