Police HR Director on Rape Charges
A senior Welsh police official has appeared before magistrates charged with three counts of rape. South Wales Police’s director of human resources, Greg Jones, has been suspended from his £60,000-a-year post as a result of the rape allegations. He appeared before magistrates sitting in Swansea yesterday morning and was granted bail pending further investigations.
Jones, 39, of Sketty, Swansea, was arrested on Sunday by members of his own force. They had begun an investigation into the alleged rapes which are said to have taken place over the weekend and are understood to relate to the same woman.
The arrest took place at Jones’s home in up-market Llwyn Mawr Road, Sketty, in the west of the city. The rape allegations relate to incidents said to have occurred at an address in Loughor, Swansea, a few miles away.
Jones, who is not married, is based at South Wales Police’s headquarters in Cowbridge Road, Bridgend. He has been in the top role there for almost three years, joining the Welsh force at the end of 2003.
As director of HR he is responsible for more than 5,000 police and civilian staff working for the South Wales Police force.