Serving Banbury police officer charged with computer misuse offences

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police

A serving police officer has been charged with computer misuse and data protection offences in Banbury.

PC Matthew Oaten, 29, who works for Thames Valley Police in Banbury, was today charged with two counts of computer misuse and two counts of breaching the Data Protection Act.

The alleged offences, some of which are said to have taken place while PC Oaten was on-duty, happened between February 2013 and May this year.

PC Oaten is scheduled to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court on November 5 this year.