A SENIOR police officer who conned shops out of £11,000 by in part using a Bicester Village outlet has been jailed for two-and-half-years.

Former Surrey Police chief inspector Tanya Brookes, 46, netted more than £11,000 from firms like Micro Scooters and Boots.

Nicholas Tucker, prosecuting, said Brookes, pictured, bought items like Poitier cotton sheets and a cashmere satin-edge blanket at a discount rate from The White Company at Bicester Village.

The mother-of-four would then falsify bank statements to show she paid full price and return it to another store for a refund.

Mr Tucker said the university-educated “high flyer” would often wear her police ID around her neck to “capitalise on the trust people tend to place in police officers”.

Nicholas Yeo, defending, said a psychiatric assessment suggested a brain injury prior to her offending.

At Winchester Crown Court yesterday Judge Andrew Barnett told her: “You have disgraced the uniform you once wore.”