By G9ija

A police officer who allegedly stole money from a dead man’s wallet is set to go on trial.

PC Paul Wallace, 47, is accused of taking £65 from a wallet belonging to Paul Rutter on or about June 5, 2015.

The Humberside policeman is also facing a second charge of perverting the course of justice on July 16, 2015. Wallace is accused of fabricating an exhibit by amending a police pocket notebook by adding notes making reference to the exhibit.

The police officer also allegedly put the fabricated exhibit in the property store at Clough Road police station and caused PC Daniel Bell to search the property store and recover the exhibit.

Wallace, from Sutton Park, Hull, has pleaded not guilty to both charges. He was released on unconditional bail and is due to stand trial at Hull Crown Court on June 24.

Judge Graham Robinson told him: ‘Mr Wallace, stand up please. ‘I have made certain directions, but the date you need to bear in mind is the 24th of June 2019 when you need to attend this court for your trial. ‘You will also have to work closely with your lawyers in the coming weeks to prepare an important document called the defence statement.