Suffolk Police worker admits accessing personal data

A police investigator has admitted unlawfully accessing personal data on Suffolk Police's computer system.

Thomas Dunn, 28, of Rose Lane, Ipswich, was a civilian worker at the police investigation centre in Martlesham and accessed details about an acquaintance.

He pleaded guilty during the second day of a trial at Norwich Crown Court. Dunn was given a 12-month conditional discharge and made to pay £185 costs.

Suffolk Police said Dunn, who was suspended, had resigned from the force.

Det Insp Jeff Yaxley said the force welcomed the result of the trial.

"Suffolk Constabulary treats data protection breaches very seriously and procedures are in place to ensure that misuse of our computer systems is highlighted so that action can be taken," he said.

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