A Metropolitan Police property officer who was caught in possession of extreme child pornography has been jailed.
Andrew Milton, a member of police staff in Croydon, was found with the “repugnant” images before he was first arrested in March last year.
He was later arrested on suspicion of theft from Croydon police station, where he worked, on March 17.
The 48-year-old was sentenced to eight months in prison for four offences of possession of indecent images of children and one count of possessing child pornography.
He faces a two year jail term for theft. The sentences given to him at Croydon Crown Court on Friday will be served consecutively.
Milton appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Friday, March 10, where he pleaded guilty to all six counts.
He was suspended from duty and has been dismissed from the force.
Detective Sergeant Andy Griffin 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."