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Former special constable from Oakham quits over indecent images of children

A former police special constable has resigned from the force after being found guilty of crimes involving indecent images of children.

Courtney Ravenscroft, of Primrose Close, Oakham, quit ahead of a fast-track gross misconduct hearing held last month by Northamptonshire Police.

The hearing, chaired by chief constable Nick Adderley, was brought after Ravenscroft, 24, was convicted at Northampton Magistrates Court last August.

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Ravenscroft admitted two charges of making an indecent image of a child, one charge of category B, and a second relating to category C, and was sentenced on September 25.

The offences took place between December 27, 2012 and October 31, 2014.

He was given a community order and told to complete 100 hours of unpaid work, and put on the sex offenders' register for five years.

Ravenscroft did not attend the subsequent Northamptonshire Police hearing which took place on December 17.

The written findings, which were published this month, said: "The chief constable considered the available evidence and found the allegations proven and amounting to gross misconduct.

"The chief constable determined that had the former special constable still been a serving officer, he would have been dismissed without notice."

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