A former Merton police constable has admitted making indecent images of children when he appeared before judges.

Dominick Akinlade, 37, a former MPS Police constable based in Merton appeared in custody at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, April 7.

He pleaded guilty to five counts of making indecent images of children. On October 1 last year, Akinlade was arrested by officers from the MPS Paedophile Unit following a covert operation.

He was found to be in possession of a number of indecent images of children on his home computer which he had downloaded from the internet - an offence which constitutes ‘making’ images under the Protection of Children Act.

Akinlade resigned from the MPS in October after his arrest. He did not come into contact with any of the children shown in the images.

None of the images were on MPS computers.

He was taken to a central London police station pending further enquiries.

He was bailed to return until February 1 where he was charged.

He pleaded guilty and will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Monday, May 19.