South Norfolk police constable found guilty of possessing indecent images

Ipswich Magistrates Court ANL-151208-125254001
Ipswich Magistrates Court ANL-151208-125254001

A serving police constable based in south Norfolk has been found guilty of possessing indecent images.

Timothy Peel, of Cunningham Road, Norwich, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court after being accused of three offences; possession of an extreme pornographic image, possession of an indecent image of a child, and making an indecent image of a child.

The 37-year-old had denied the offences but was convicted by magistrates following a one-day trial and will be sentenced on Monday, July 25.

The court heard his computer, seized from his home during a search in May last year, was examined by officers from the Child Abuse Investigation Unit and found to contain five indecent images and one extreme pornographic image.

Peel, who was based at Wymondham Police Station,has been suspended from the police since May 2015 and will remain so, pending the outcome of internal disciplinary procedures.

DI Dave Freeman of Norfolk Constabulary said: “Public confidence in the police depends on those serving with us demonstrating the highest level of personal and professional behaviour.

“The Constabulary will continue to robustly investigate any allegations of criminal conduct by its employees.”