French cop ‘offers driver clean license for sex’

A rogue policeman in France is in trouble with the law after allegedly demanding sexual favours from a young mother in exchange for turning a blind eye to her motoring offences.

French cop 'offers driver clean license for sex'
Rogue policeman allegedly demanded sexual favours from a female driver. Photo: Inventor Chris/flickr

Drivers often complain police are too inflexible when it comes to judging minor driving offences but one rogue officer in France cannot be accused of that.

According to Le Parisien newspaper the officer from the CRS unit, which normally deals with riots and major disorder, was driving along in a patrol car last month when signalled for the young mother aged 35, to pull over into a lay-by on the A13 near Paris.

He spotted a series of faults with the woman’s car that constitute infringements that are normally subject to fines. As he began writing out the penalty notices he asked the woman, named as Stephanie, to join him in his car.

“Stephanie then saw the policeman, with his pants down in an aroused state,” reported the Le Parisien. The officer reportedly then offered to forget about the fines "if she appeared conciliatory”.

However the mother refused his offer and the policeman, perhaps realising his disgraceful error of judgement, pulled his pants up and then offered to escort the traumatised woman to her home.

The matter did not end there, however. This week the officer was charged with indecent exposure and corruption before being remanded in custody.

The officer was also hit with charges related to previous incidents suggesting he had a history of errant behaviour.

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Two mountaineers killed and 9 injured in ice fall in Swiss mountains

A Frenchwoman and a Spaniard were killed and nine other mountaineers were injured on Friday in an ice fall in southwest Switzerland, police said following a rescue attempt involving several helicopters.

Two mountaineers killed and 9 injured in ice fall in Swiss mountains

Police received calls at 6.20 am reporting that mountaineers had been caught up in falling seracs — columns of glacial ice formed by crevasses — on the Grand Combin, a glacial massif near the Italian border in the Wallis region.

Seven helicopters with mountain rescue experts flew to the scene, finding 17 mountaineers split among several groups.

“Two people died at the scene of the accident,” Wallis police said in a statement. They were a 40-year-old Frenchwoman and a 65-year-old man from Spain.

Nine mountaineers were airlifted to hospitals in nearby Sion and in Lausanne. Two of them are seriously injured, police said.

Other mountaineers were evacuated by helicopter.

The regional public prosecutor has opened an investigation “to determine the circumstances of this event”, the police said.

The serac fall happened at an altitude of 3,400 metres in the Plateau de Dejeuner section along the Voie du Gardien ascent route.

The Grand Combin massif has three summits above 4,000 metres, the highest of which is the Combin de Grafeneire at 4,314 metres.

The police issued a note of caution about setting off on such high-altitude expeditions.

“When the zero-degree-Celsius isotherm is around 4,000 metres above sea level, it is better to be extra careful or not attempt the route if in doubt,” Wallis police said.

“The golden rule is to find out beforehand from the mountain guides about the chosen route and its current feasibility.”