Hitchin officer jailed for child porn offences sacked from Herts police after ‘betraying trust of vulnerable victims’

A jailed Hitchin policeman caught with child porn after abusing his role and pressuring a 15-year-old prostitute for sex has been officially sacked as an officer today.

17 FEBRUARY 2016 | BY THE COMET FOR THE COMET



Former policer officer Leigh Brightman


Policeman Leigh Brightman from Hitchin has been officially sacked from the force today.

A spokesman for Herts police said: “Leigh Brightman betrayed the trust placed in him by targeting such vulnerable victims with no care about the impact of his actions.

“We pay tribute to those victims who have shown considerable courage and dignity throughout the investigation.

“Brightman has not only let down the force, but the professional and dedicated colleagues who worked alongside him as well. We work tirelessly to protect victims of crime and deal with those offenders who choose to exploit the vulnerable for their own selfish gratification.”

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