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Property officer jailed

News   •   Apr 21, 2017 15:18 BST

[Image: Adrian Milton]

A member of police staff has been sentenced for theft and possession of indecent images.

Adrian Milton, 48 (20.12.68), a property officer based on Croydon Borough was imprisoned for two years for theft today (Friday, 21 April) at Croydon Crown Court.

He was also sentenced to eight months in prison for four offences of possession of indecent images of children and one count of possessing extreme pornography.

The sentences are to be served consecutively.

The charges followed a Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) investigation that related to two mobile phones and shotgun ammunition believed to have been stolen from a criminal exhibits store.

Milton was arrested on suspicion of theft on 17 March 2016 at Croydon Police Station, where he worked.

On 1 June 2016 he was also arrested for possession of indecent images of children.

Detectives from the DPS charged Milton as above on 9 February 2017.

Milton appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Friday, 10 March, where he pleaded guilty to all six counts.

Milton was suspended from duty and has been dismissed from the MPS.

Detective Sergeant Andy Griffin of the DPS said: "There is no place from dishonesty within the MPS, and those who breach either the law or the standards expected of officers or police staff will be brought to account.

"During the investigation we also uncovered that Milton had disgusting images of children being abused. Demand for these repugnant images fuels abuse and he has rightly been further imprisoned for this offence."