Saturday 1 October 2016

Former police officer tried to sell handcuffs and baton on internet

Tom White

Published 13/01/2016 | 12:29

A former police officer has avoided jail after he tried to sell equipment such as handcuffs, a baton and police badges on the internet.
A former police officer has avoided jail after he tried to sell equipment such as handcuffs, a baton and police badges on the internet.

A former police officer has avoided jail after he tried to sell equipment such as handcuffs, a baton and police badges on the internet.

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Daniel Dawson, 26, from Middlesbrough, had served as a fully trained officer with Cleveland Police and was working as a community support officer when he made the posts online.

A search of his house also revealed 40 pieces of equipment stashed in his wardrobe including a police helmet, stab vest covers and a CS gas canister.

He posted the items on the website Gumtree, listing the rigid speed handcuffs with a holder and keys for £40, a cap for £30 and badges for £10.

Further posts included a heavy duty utility belt, an extendable baton and a gas canister holder.

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