Home Office Security Chief Responsible For Buckingham Palace ‘Viewed Child Porn’

Home Office security chief responsible for Buckingham Palace ‘viewed child porn’ (Daily Mail, Nov 25, 2012):

  • David Tracey, a Home Office security expert, arrested by Essex Police
  • 48-year-old charged with four counts of making indecent images of children
  • Tracey is believed to advise on security for Buckingham Palace
  • A Home Office civil servant who oversees security for Buckingham Palace security has been charged with viewing child pornography.

    David Tracey, 48,of Billericay, Essex, was arrested by officers from Essex Police and charged with four counts of making indecent images of children.

    He works at the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, a Whitehall unit that oversees strategy on thwarting terrorists.

    Sources told the Sun that Tracey had advised strategy on the protection of Royal palaces and other important public buildings, including Downing Street and nuclear sites.

    Tracey appeared at Southend Magistrates Court on November 14 and has been bailed to return to Basildon Magistrates Court in January.

    The newspaper reported that he has now been suspended from duty.

    The OSCT unit is part of the Home Office and reports directly to Home Secretary Theresa May and parliamentary under-secretary of state for crime and security James Brokenshire.

    Its primary objective is to protect the public from terrorism by working with other agencies and departments, including MI5, to evolve and implement the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST.

    Tracey lives with his estranged wife, the newspaper reported.

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