Leicestershire Police officer Neville Thompson jailed for burglary

Neville Thompson
Image caption Neville Thompson (right) was jailed after pleading guilty to burglary at Leicester Crown Court

A serving police officer has been jailed for four months after pleading guilty to taking £60 and a set of car keys from a garage.

PC Neville Thompson had denied burglary at Leicester Magistrates' Court but admitted the charge at Leicester Crown Court.

The court heard the 36-year-old, from Syston, entered Auto Milligas on 25 March and committed the offence.

Thompson has been suspended from the force.

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Leicestershire Police said it started an investigation into Thompson's behaviour after a complaint was made by a member of the public.

Det Supt Simon Hurst, from the force's professional standards department, said: "We will take the appropriate action against those who commit offences or breach the expected standards of the force."

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