Rafael Núñez | March 24, 2016 at 05:44 am
A shamed former Tory councillor was caught with images of child abuse after he stole a World War Two artefact from a museum.
Devious Neil Thorneywork, 61, stole a certificate – signed by Sir Winston Churchill – presented to pilot Albert Lowe of the Royal Observer Corps in 1943 for his bravery in the war.
The curator and former stock broker said he nicked the £500 piece after being sacked by the Broadway Tower Museum near Evesham, Worcestshire, and found himself struggling to pay his mortgage.
And when officers went to arrest Thorneywork at his home, they saw him mouth to his wife to get rid of “the USBs”.