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Ex-Mottingham and Chislehurst PCSO jailed for tipping off criminals

PUBLISHED: 13:08 07 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:08 07 May 2013

Oguz Batmaz

Oguz Batmaz

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A former Mottingham and Chislehurst PCSO has been jailed for seven years after tipping off criminals about the location of cannabis factories and helping them avoid being caught.

Oguz Batmaz, 27, of Acacia Way, Sidcup, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, conspiracy to steal class B drugs and conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He resigned from the Met in January 2012.

Batmaz accessed data on police computers hundreds of times, telling accomplices where cannabis was being grown so they could steal it while passing on any information the police had on them.

Seven other men and one woman were also sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Friday.

They included Emma Tooke, 33, of Crow Lane, Bromley, who was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to harbouring a person unlawfully at large between July 5, 2009 and May 29, 2010.

Three people were found not guilty following the trials including former Bromley PCSO Nicholas Goodwin, 25, for conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office with Batmaz.

All seven officers from Batmaz’s Safer Neighbourhood Team no longer work for the Met.

Cdr Allan Gibson, of the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards, said: “These officers let the whole of the service down with their behaviour; but more importantly they let down their local community.”

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