Railway cop child porn probe

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A WIGAN railway cop is being investigated for child porn offences.

The unnamed 50-year-old British Transport Police officer has been arrested, bailed and suspended from his duties.

It is believed the suspect is normally based at Wigan North Western train station.

Both Greater Manchester Police and BTP released brief statements confirming the inquiry.

A GMP spokesman said: “A 50 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of indecent images of children in Wigan and has been bailed until October 19 2015 pending further inquiries.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police added: “We have been made aware of the arrest of a serving BTP officer by Greater Manchester Police.

“Our Professional Standards Department (PSD) has been informed and the officer has been suspended, pending the outcome of the police investigation.”