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Police officer serving Havering pleads guilty to downloading indecent images of children

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 July 2017

A Met Police officer pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children at Basildon Magistrates' Court. Picture: Google Maps

A Met Police officer pleaded guilty to possessing indecent images of children at Basildon Magistrates' Court. Picture: Google Maps

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A police officer serving the borough is to be sentenced for downloading indecent images of children and extreme animal porn.

Pc Lucas Beach, of the East Area Command Unit which covers Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, pleaded guilty to charges at Basildon Magistrates’ Court.

Charges were brought following an investigation by Essex Police after raiding the officer’s home in Park Road, Wickford, in October last year.

Pc Beach admitted possessing prohibited images of children, indecent images of children and extreme animal pornography.

A Met spokeswoman said: “He remains suspended from duty pending sentencing on July 27.

“Now that criminal proceedings are complete, a special case misconduct hearing will take place.”

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