Milton Keynes PC dismissed after being caught with child porn

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A police constable from Milton Keynes has been dismissed after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography and indecent images involving an animal.

Following a hearing for gross misconduct PC Leigh Morris was dismissed without notice today.

On February 9 at Luton Magistrates’ Court, PC Morris pleaded guilty to three offences of making indecent photographs/pseudo-photographs of a child, one offence of possession of an extreme pornographic image, and one offence of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

The five charges related to the interrogation of PC Morris’ computers and mobile phone found at his address after he was arrested on July 7 last year.

The matters amount to gross misconduct.

Detective Chief Superintendant Chris Ward, said: “A serving police officer receiving a criminal conviction for possessing such offensive material brings discredit on the police and undermines the public confidence in the police service.

“Therefore, following today’s special case misconduct hearing chaired by the Chief Constable Francis Habgood at Thames Valley Police Headquarters, Kidlington, PC Morris was dismissed from the force without any notice.”