A FORMER police officer who was jailed after he was caught with indecent images of children has been thrown back behind bars after he was caught using a laptop.

David Pamment was jailed for eight months in March last year after he was caught with 31 indecent images of children.

The 55-year-old was also made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order, banning him from using a laptop without telling the authorities.

But when officers attended his Eastleigh home after his release they found a laptop – which had not been registered with police.

Now Pamment, who worked as a police officer for the Ministry of Defence, has been jailed again after admitting one count of breaching his sexual harm prevention order.

Southampton Crown Court heard how police originally visited Pamment’s home, in Charlie Soar Court, on February 11, 2018.

When they examined his electronic devices, they found a total of 31 indecent images, including 17 category A images, 12 category B and two category C.

Pamment pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of a child and was jailed for a total of eight months.

Prosecutor Jane Terry said that Pamment was released in July last year, after serving half of his sentence.

She said Pamment was twice taken through the terms of his sexual harm prevention order, which included a requirement to register an internet enabled computer within three days of purchase.

But the court heard that during an unannounced visit to his property on October 4, police discovered a laptop in his living room.

Pamment was sentenced to nine months in prison.

His 10 year sexual harm prevention order and 10 year notification requirements will continue.