Sex Attack Police Sergeant Sacked

A Cambridgeshire Police officer who admitted a series of rapes and child sex attacks has been sacked.

Sergeant Nick Lidstone, 54, is waiting to be sentenced after pleading guilty to 13 offences, including three counts of rape, three counts of indecency with a child, various sexual assaults and taking an indecent photograph of a child. The offences all relate to one victim.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed he had been dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct following a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.

Lidstone was based at force headquarters in Hinchingbrooke until his arrest in June.

Speaking after Lidstone admitted the offences, Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood said: "This was an appalling crime where the victim was put through a horrendous ordeal over a prolonged period and I welcome today's guilty plea.''

Lidstone, from Heslerton Way, Barrington, Cambridgeshire, has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on December 22.

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