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.

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Kev and Ros

6am - 10am

Email the show

Text 'MUSIC' to 82122

Kev and Ros

On TV: Heart Xmas Is Here!

3am - 10am

Watch heart TV

  • Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime

    06:03

    iTunes

  • Coldplay Christmas Lights

    05:59

    iTunes

  • Ariana Grande Santa Tell Me

    05:56

    iTunes

  • Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas?

    05:52

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart Cambridgeshire on Twitter