Former Cambridgeshire police officer given suspended jail sentence

Lincoln Crown Court.
Lincoln Crown Court.
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An ex-Cambridgeshire police officer has been sentenced after pleading guilty to theft and computer misuse.

Matt Bailey, 50, who retired earlier this year, was given a 16-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, at Lincoln Crown Court today (September 2).

Bailey, formerly a detective constable based at Ely Police Station, admitted the theft of a mobile phone and computer misuse at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last month.

He received 13 months for computer misuse and three months for theft, to be served consecutively. He was also ordered to complete 300 hours of unpaid work and pay costs of £1,000 and compensation of £1,070.

Bailey will also be tagged on curfew for four months between 7pm and 7am.