Cambridgeshire police officer Nick Lidstone sacked over child sex abuse

Nick Lidstone Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Nick Lidstone, a Cambridgeshire police officer, admitted 13 offences

A police officer has been sacked after admitting a string of sex offences against a child.

Sgt Nick Lidstone, 54, of Heslerton Way, Barrington pleaded guilty to 13 charges, including sexual assault and taking indecent photographs of a child.

He also admitted three counts of rape when he appeared at Norwich Crown Court last month. He is awaiting sentencing.

Lidstone was dismissed from Cambridgeshire Police by the chief constable on Tuesday.

The charges against him relate to alleged abuse between 1997 and 2014.

The three rape offences were said to have taken place when the victim was an adult.

Lidstone has denied six further offences.

Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood, from Cambridgeshire Police, said: "This was an appalling crime where the victim was put through a horrendous ordeal over a prolonged period".

Lidstone was sacked on the grounds of gross misconduct.

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