A FORMER Police Federation Secretary has been charged with fraud in connection to alleged misappropriation of members' funds.

James Harrison, 53, of Worcester Road, Droitwich, faces charged related to alleged misappropriation of West Mercia Police Federation members’ funds and abuse of hospitality between 2010 and 2018.

The former Federation Secretary faces 17 counts of fraud in connection to the position he held as the Secretary and Treasurer of the West Mercia Police Federation. 

Mr Harrison will appear at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday, March 14.