Ex-Milton Keynes police officer found guilty after nine-week trial


A former Milton Keynes police constable has been convicted of misconduct in public office.

Martin McElvenna, 54, of Wills Walk, Northampton, was convicted by a jury yesterday at Southwark Crown Court following a nine-week trial.

In September 2013, McElvenna was working as a PC in Milton Keynes when he accessed the Police National Computer (PNC) in order to assist in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the UK.

He was found not guilty on two separate counts of misconduct in public office and the jury failed to reach a decision on a third.

McElvenna was dismissed from Thames Valley Police in November 2013, following a misconduct hearing.

Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood said: “People should feel able to trust the police and it is therefore our responsibility to see that allegations against our officers are investigated extremely thoroughly.

“This case demonstrates how seriously Thames Valley Police takes the behaviour of its officers, whether they are on or off duty.

“It was right that Martin McElvenna was dismissed from Thames Valley Police and we are pleased that justice has been done at court.”

McElvenna will be sentenced on September 3.