Former Sidcup PCSO jailed for tipping off criminals
PUBLISHED: 11:31 07 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:40 07 May 2013
A former PCSO from Sidcup has been jailed for seven years for tipping off criminals about the location of cannabis factories and helping them avoid being caught.
Oguz Batmaz, 27, of Acacia Way, had been working as a PCSO with Bromley police and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, conspiracy to steal class B drugs and conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He resigned from the Met in January 2012.
Batmaz accessed data on police computers hundreds of times, telling accomplices where cannabis was being grown so they could steal it, while passing on any information the police had on them.
Seven other men and one women were also sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Friday (May 3).
They included Lee Hession, 31, of Keats Road, Welling, who was sentenced to 27 months in jail after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit misconduct in public office. Wayne Farrell, 35, of Eastnor Road, New Eltham, was sentenced to three years and Ayhun Mustafa, 30, of Westerham Drive, Sidcup, was given a 14-month sentence after both pleading guilty to the same charge.
Kadir Ozresberoglu, 26, of Curran Avenue, Sidcup, was given three years and four months for the same charge as well as conspiring to supply class A and B drugs.
Three people were found not guilty following the trials including David Hazell, 47, of Clare Road, Bexleyheath, for conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis.
All seven officers from Batmaz’s Safer Neighbourhood Team no longer work for the Met and Cdr Allan Gibson, of the MPS Directorate of Professional Standards, said: “These officers let the whole of the service down with their behaviour; but more importantly they let down their local community.”