Trial date set for Dagenham special constable accused of making indecent images of children

Linford Braithwaite appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today

Linford Braithwaite appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

A special constable has appeared in court charged with making more than 100 indecent images of children.

Linford Braithwaite, 27, indicated he was not guilty to six counts of making category C images – the least serious category – during a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

The court heard how Braithwaite, of Central Park Avenue, Dagenham, was arrested on May 20 last year following an investigation by the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.

A computer, a computer tower and three phones were removed from the property by police.

He was suspended from his role as a special constable in Barking and Dagenham following his arrest and was granted conditional bail.

Judge Keith Grant told Braithwaite: “I’m releasing you on conditional bail. The one condition is that you cannot have any unauthorised contact with anyone under the age of 16.

“That is not only strangers but members of your family as well.”

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The trial is set to take place at Southwark Crown Court on Tuesday, April 26.