Camden cop escapes jail over drugs misconduct

PUBLISHED: 08:27 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:27 30 June 2017

Two people were found shot this afternoon by police in Forest Gate: PA images

Two people were found shot this afternoon by police in Forest Gate: PA images

A Camden policeman has received an 18-month suspended sentence for misconduct in public office after admitting possessing drugs.

Pc Noel Wilson pleaded guilty at Southwark crown court last month after police uncovered items linked to the 44-year-old whilst searching an address in Islington last August.

Wilson was charged in December 2016 with one count of possession of Class A drugs and seven further counts of theft, although those offences were not proceeded with.

He was sentenced for one count of misconduct in public office.

On Monday the officer escaped jail after receiving the 18-month sentence suspended for two years, but was ordered to complete 300 hours of community service and pay £1,200 in costs.

He remains suspended from police duty and now faces misconduct proceedings by the Metropolitan Police.

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