June 2016

Norwich police officer convicted of having indecent images of children

A suspended Norwich police officer has been convicted of possessing and making indecent images of children following a trial yesterday.

Timothy Peel, 37, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court accused of three offences – possession of an extreme pornographic image, possession of an indecent image of a child and making an incident image of a child.

Peel had denied all three counts but was convicted by magistrates following a one-day trial and will be sentenced on Monday, July 25.

Peel’s computer, seized from his home during a search in May last year, was found to contain five indecent images and one extreme pornographic image.

Peel, a police constable based at Wymondham Police Station, has been suspended since his arrest in May and will remain so pending the outcome of internal disciplinary procedures.

The trial follows an investigation by the force’s child abuse investigation unit.