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Sex attacks police sergeant sacked

A police officer who admitted a series of rapes and child sex attacks has been sacked.

Sergeant Nick Lidstone, 54, is waiting t o be sentenced after pleading guilty to 13 offences, including three counts of rape, three counts of indecency with a child, various sexual assaults and taking an indecent photograph of a child. The offences all relate to one victim.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed he had been dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct following a disciplinary hearing yesterday.

Lidstone was based at force headquarters in Hinchingbrooke until his arrest in June.

Speaking after Lidstone admitted the offences, Deputy Chief Constable Alec Wood said: "This was an appalling crime where the victim was put through a horrendous ordeal over a prolonged period and I welcome today's guilty plea."

Lidstone, from Heslerton Way, Barrington, Cambridgeshire, has been remanded in custody and will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on December 22.

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