A POLICE community support officer has been jailed for six months after he raided a lock-up at his workplace and stole items worth £1,500.

Craig Blackburn, 36, of Wilthorpe Avenue, had previously spent 13 years with the force but after colleagues became suspicious, detectives searched his home and car in October 2019 and found a mobile phone, watches and a Samsung tablet.

Blackburn admitted to handling stolen goods and was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.