A member of Met Police staff has been jailed for possessing child pornography and stealing from work.

Adrian Milton, 48, a property officer based in Croydon, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court to two years and eight months in prison.

He had pleaded guilty to charges of theft, possessing indecent images of children and possessing extreme pornography.

Milton has now been sacked from the Met.

He was arrested in March 2016 at Croydon police station, where he worked, after an investigation by the Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) related to two mobile phones and shotgun ammunition stolen from a criminal exhibits store.

Detective Sergeant Andy Griffin, of the DPS, said: "There is no place from dishonesty within the MPS, and those who breach either the law or the standards expected of officers or police staff will be brought to account.

"During the investigation we also uncovered that Milton had disgusting images of children being abused.

“Demand for these repugnant images fuels abuse and he has rightly been further imprisoned for this offence.”