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Former Norfolk Police diversity officer accused of festival tickets fraud

PUBLISHED: 13:57 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 13:57 04 December 2017

A former police diversity officer denies fraud. Photo: PA Wire.

A former police diversity officer denies fraud. Photo: PA Wire.

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The fraud trial of a former Norfolk Police diversity manager has been adjourned for a second time.

Abraham Eshetu, 41, of Orchard Street, Norwich, is due to face two charges relating to falsely applying for and receiving media passes to the 2014 and 2015 World of Music and Dance festivals in Wiltshire for himself and another.

Today he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court but a medical problem with a main prosecution witness resulted in his trial being put off until 14 May next year.

His first trial date had already been adjourned from July when the court ran out of time to hear his case.

Eshetu has pleaded not guilty to two offences of fraud by false representation, between 1 May and 31 July 2014 and between 1 May and 31 July 2015.

Both charges specify that he allegedly made false representations to Borokowski Art and Ents Ltd that he and another person attending were authorised representatives of Future Radio which had a listening audience of 192,000 people.

It is understood that Eshetu is no longer employed as team manager in Norfolk Constabulary’s diversity team.

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