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Norfolk Police officer convicted over indecent child images

A police officer has been found guilty of having indecent images of children on his computer.

Police constable Timothy Peel, 37, from Norwich, who was based at Wymondham Police Station in Norfolk, had his home searched by police in May last year.

His computer contained five indecent images and one extreme pornographic image. He denied three offences but was convicted by magistrates in Ipswich.

Peel, who has been suspended since May 2015, will be sentenced on 25 July.

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Norfolk Police said he would remain suspended "pending the outcome of internal disciplinary procedures".

Det Insp Dave Freeman from the force's Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said the public's confidence in the police depended on the force "demonstrating the highest level of personal and professional behaviour".

"The Constabulary will continue to robustly investigate any allegations of criminal conduct by its employees," he said.

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