Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Serving Dyfed-Powys Police officer Mark James Bretherick has admitted a charge of possessing an indecent image of a child


A serving Dyfed-Powys Police officer has admitted a charge of possessing an indecent image of a child.

Mark James Bretherick, 33, from Forden, near Welshpool, admitted before Swansea Crown Court downloading the image from the internet.

The police sergeant, who is currently suspended, will be sentenced next month after a probation report is prepared.

Judge Christopher Morton granted bail but warned him that did not mean a prison sentence would not be passed.

His barrister Michael Mather-Lees said Bretherick fully understood the powers of the court.

He was accused of downloading the category three indecent image between 20 October, 2005 and 8 March, 2006.

Bretherick had been due to stand trial on Monday but, following a day of legal wrangling, he admitted one charge of possessing an indecent image of a child on his personal laptop.

The court ordered that 17 other charges of possessing child pornography should remain on file and no further action taken.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You put this on like the police stand by there colleagues who commit offences...I can assure you we don't!! ESPECIALLY these type of offences...who on earth would???

Thu Sep 20, 02:52:00 pm GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rubbish! I know that police officers do cover for their corrupt collegues, even if it is only to say "No Comment" to the IPCC!

Wed Oct 17, 11:56:00 am GMT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if New Career Skills Ltd his current employers know of his situation.
They teach electrical skills to all ages.
Young & old!

Sat Dec 29, 09:26:00 pm GMT  

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