Policeman suspended after admitting child pornography offences

A police officer from Lincolnshire, who worked for the Bedfordshire Police force, has admitted nine charges of possessing extreme pornographic images and indecent images of children.

PC Paul Henry, 42, from Donington, Lincolnshire, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday, December 3.

He pleaded guilty to eight counts of possessing indecent images of children and a further charge of possessing extreme pornographic images of animals between January 2012 and April 2015.

Henry, of Quadring Road, Donington, was bailed to appear for sentence in January.

Judge Michael Heath, in granting bail, told him: “The fact that you are granted bail today does not mean you won’t go to prison when you come to be sentenced. All options are open.”

Assistant Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police, Mark Collins, said: “We have fully supported Lincolnshire Police’s investigation and this case should send a clear message that police will not tolerate such behaviour.

“PC Henry remains suspended from duty and misconduct proceedings will now continue.”