Lancashire PC dismissed over indecent images of children

A Lancashire police officer convicted of possessing indecent images of children is understood to have been dismissed from the force.

Thursday, 15th June 2017, 8:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 3:21 pm
Leyland Police Station

Andrew Birch, 54, was suspended by Lancashire Police in October 2015 after colleagues found nine photographs in his locker of adolescent boys engaged in sexual activity.

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The BBC this evening reported that PC Birch, who was based in Blackpool, had been dismissed following a hearing at Leyland Police Station.

Birch had been suspended by the force since the allegations came to light.