Two Hampshire police officers who starred in the real-life TV documentary Cop Shop have pleaded guilty at Winchester crown court to three charges of attempted deception relating to an insurance fraud.

Pc Andrew Roberts, 22, and his wife Serena, 24, were watched by up to 10 million viewers as their relationship developed at Gosport police station.

However, the story took a different twist at Winchester crown court on Monday.

The court was told the two officers had claimed their N-registration Vauxhall Vectra had been stolen so they could receive an insurance payout.

Days later Roberts tried to buy another Vectra car worth £15,000 by offering a Ford Mondeo that was still owned by a finance company.

Roberts pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted deception, one of obtaining services by deception and a separate charge of using a forged number plate.His wife admitted one charge of attempted deception.

Both officers were expected to be sentenced this week.