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Former March police officer admits indecent images of children offences




A sacked police officer, who was based in March and ran a scout group in the town, has admitted crimes involving indecent images of children.

Forty-nine-year-old Phil Richardson, who was scout leader with the 2nd March Saxons since 1992, appeared before Luton Magistrates' Court on Thursday (21), where he pleaded guilty to various offences.

The disgraced officer, who was sacked by Cambridgeshire Police in July after being arrested in May, admitted three counts of making an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent photograph/pseudo photography of a child.

St George's Day fair at March. The scouts parade in 2011. PHOTO: Iliffe Publishing. (22572319)
St George's Day fair at March. The scouts parade in 2011. PHOTO: Iliffe Publishing. (22572319)

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Luton Crown Court on December 13 for sentencing.

Richardson is a former designated police licensing officer for Fenland and he also served in the RAF as a firefighter.

Among the cases he dealt with in licensing was the Europa store in Broad Street, March when it was alleged to have sold illegal tobacco products to children in 2017.

PC Phil Richardson was an active community police officer before he was sacked earlier this year. PHOTO: Iliffe Publishing. (22572321)
PC Phil Richardson was an active community police officer before he was sacked earlier this year. PHOTO: Iliffe Publishing. (22572321)

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