Ex-PCSO to sue police over dismissal

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A FORMER PCSO broke down in tears after being unanimously acquitted of child sex allegations.

Marcus Elms, aged 51, said he now plans to sue Northamptonshire Police for dismissing him.

He was acquitted of five allegations of indecency and sexual activity with a child.

Mr Elms, from Brixworth, had been suspended and then dismissed as a police support officer in August when he breached his bail. He said: “I’ve maintained my innocence all along. I’m definitely going to sue for unfair dismissal.”

Det Supt Pete Windridge, of the force’s professional standards, said: “The breaching of crown court bail, by any member of Northamptonshire Police is a very serious matter, as a result of which Mr Elms appeared in an internal disciplinary hearing and was subsequently dismissed. He appealed this decision, however the appeal panel upheld the dismissal.”