Former police officer tried to sell handcuffs and baton on 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.
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.