Cop’s 997 child porn pics stash
A POLICE officer who helped nail paedophiles was caught with 997 indecent images of children.
Lee Vincent Kelly, 50, was due to get a commendation for 19 years of outstanding service when the stash was found at his home in 2016.
The honour was for ongoing work with undercover cops in a child sex crimes unit and previous work targeting drug dealers and gangs.
It was withdrawn after the Greater Manchester Police officer admitted guilt – but denied the images were for sexual gratification.
This week, Kelly avoided jail after his trial at Preston crown court as Judge Andrew Woolman said it would be “unjust” to cage him.
The judge told Kelly: “You