Man who made indecent images was former police officer

The former member of police ‘staff’ who has admitted making indecent images of a child was once a police officer.

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball confirmed this morning that Robert William Tedds, 58, of Grange Road, Leamington, served as an officer for the force before working as a police driver later in his career.

Tedds, who is the husband of serving Warwickshire Police Superintendent Debbie Tedds, appeared at Redditch Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday) where he pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of a child and five counts of outraging public decency.

He also asked for a further ten counts of outraging public decency to be taken into consideration.

Tedds was released on bail to appear at Worcester Crown Court on August 2.

Mr Ball said that the investigation was handled by Mercia Police due to Tedds’ background as a former Warwickshire officer who is married to a ranking officer in the force and this is the reason why the courts in Redditch and Worcester are being used as opposed to courts closer to Tedds’ home.

Warwickshire Police has reported that Tedds was ‘previously a member of staff’ and have said they will be making no further comment while proceedings are active and the court process is underway.