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Sacked Norfolk Police PC Timothy Peel sentenced over indecent images

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Image caption Timothy Peel was sentenced at Ipswich Magistrates' Court

A police officer who was caught with indecent images of children has been given a suspended jail sentence.

PC Timothy Peel's home was searched in May 2015 by police, who found five indecent images and one extreme pornographic image on his computer.

The officer, who was based at Wymondham in Norfolk, denied three offences but was convicted by magistrates in June.

Peel, 37, from Norwich, was sacked in July by Norfolk Police, who described his behaviour as "unforgiveable".

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who chaired the police misconduct special hearing at which Peel was dismissed, said at the time that what he did "discredits the police service and undermines public confidence".

At Tuesday's sentencing hearing, Peel, of Cunningham Road, was given a one-year jail term, suspended for two years.

Ipswich magistrates also made him the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

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