A POLICE worker has been sacked after he was sentenced for making an indecent image of a child.

John Frankland, 60, worked in the Hindlip area of Worcester before he was sacked last week.

Mr Frankland, from Oswestry was guilty of three counts of making an indecent photograph/ pseudo-photograph of a child when he appeared at Telford Magistrates Court on Monday April 10.

He worked as an operations and communication centre operative at West Mercia Police before he was dismissed.

Mr Frankland received a six month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months and an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

He worked as an Operations and Communication Centre operator based at Hindlip. The offences were not committed whilst he was at work.

Superintendent Helena Bennett, head of professional standards for West Mercia Police, said: "The member of staff had been suspended from duty and has since been dismissed from his post."

The offences were not committed during his work.

The outcome of the misconduct hearing is subject to the normal appeals process.