A police sergeant and his wife were formally charged in Magistrates’ Court yesterday with the alleged harrassment of the former Commissioner of Police, Stephen Corbishley and the former head of police discipline.

Mark Monk, 39, was charged with using a phone to cause “annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety” towards Mr Corbishley between June 8 and July 19 last year.

He was further charged with using a phone to harass Superintendent Gillian Murray, then head of the service’s professional standards department, between May 5 and August 27 last year.

Mr Monk was also charged with an attempted perversion of the course of justice by harassing investigating officers and falsely accusing them of perjury between June 9 and July 16 last year.

His wife, Tricia Monk, also 39, was charged with the use of a phone to harass Superintendent Murray between May 22 and July 14 last year.

The Sandys Parish couple did not enter pleas to the charges as their lawyer, Sara Tucker, had not seen the evidence drawn against her clients.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson adjourned the case until April 17 and released them on $2,000 bail, with orders for them not to have any contact with the complainants.