Former deputy headteacher of Copland Community School in Wembley charged

Dr Richard Evans is the second man to be charged with fraud offences at the school along with its former headteacher, Sir Alan Davies

The former deputy headteacher of a secondary school in Wembley has been charged with fraud offences.

Dr Richard Evans, 55, of Barnet Road, Barnet, has been accused of conspiracy to defraud and fraud by abuse of position when he was deputy headteacher of Copland Community School, in Cecil Avenue, Wembley.

Yesterday, the former headmaster, Sir Alan Davies, 64, from Mill Hill, north London, was charged with conspiracy to defraud, money laundering, conspiracy to commit false accounting and fraud by abuse of position.

Both have been bailed and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 12.

Five other people arrested in connection with the enquiry have been bailed to return on various dates in May pending further enquiries.

The charges follow an investigation by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Fraud Squad into the misappropriation of funds at the school.