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Police chief charged with making indecent images of children

A police chief has been charged with making indecent images of children.

Ben Hodder, 34, a chief inspector with the Essex force, is due to appear before magistrates in Basildon on November 6.

He was originally arrested on May 8 and released on bail and has now been charged with two offences.

Hodder, of Thurrock, has been suspended from his post as area commander for the town.