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Former Exeter Police constable sentenced for indecent images offences

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A former Exeter police constable has been sentenced for indecent images offences.

Devon and Cornwall Police say Jonathan Fulcher, 34, has been sentenced to eight months in jail suspended for two years, given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and placed on the sex offenders register for making indecent images of a child between June 2010 and October 2016, and possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate.

Fulcher, from Crediton, was a serving police officer in Exeter but was suspended from duty at the start of the criminal investigation.

Police say a Special Case Hearing was held on 3 July 2017 and Fulcher was dismissed from the police service without notice.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton says Fulcher acted in "a wholly inappropriate and criminal manner".

Devon and Cornwall Police expects the highest ethical and professional conduct from all officers and staff operating within the Force, and robustly investigates misconduct and allegations of criminal offences.

The vast majority of our staff demonstrate commitment on a daily basis to these professional standards and the Force’s obligation to instil public confidence in the police service. Fulcher’s actions have fallen well below these standards and his behaviour has let the police service and the public down.

– Russ Middleton, Assistant Chief Constable, Devon and Cornwall Police