A police officer who became a star of a TV documentary has been thrown off the force after admitting child sex offences.

Lee Tatton, 54, was featured on the documentary 'Cops UK: Bodycam Squad' in which he would be followed by cameras to get an insight about his job.

But his career is now in tatters after he pleaded guilty to multiple child sex offences at Birmingham Crown Court on September 1.

A special case hearing today concluded Tatton’s actions amounted to gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice.

Tatton did not attend the hearing and was dismissed in his absence.

Staffordshire Police Chief Constable Gareth Morgan said: “Officers swear an oath to serve the people of Staffordshire with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality – and the overwhelming majority of officers and staff are loyal to that promise.

Tatton will be sentenced next month

“Lee Tatton has fallen far short of the high standards expected by the public and the force and his discreditable conduct has led to his dismissal.”

Tatton, nicknamed Tatts, was a response officer, and was included in the fly on the wall series multiple times,  StokeonTrentLive reports.

Production company Raw Cut spent several weeks shadowing PC Tatton and his fellow officers on a range of incidents including rescuing people from a flat fire and breaking up a brawl outside a pub.

While arresting one of the men involved in the fight, PC Tatton ended up being accidentally parva sprayed by a colleague.

But the Staffordshire Police officer was arrested in December last year following an investigation by the force's Operation Safenet team, a dedicated unit tasked with looking into online child abuse.

Tatton pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court

He was immediately suspended from duty.

Appearing before Birmingham Crown Court Tatton, whose address was not disclosed, pleaded guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and four counts of making an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child.

In a statement earlier this month, Assistant Chief Constable Scott Green said: "Tatton's actions are unacceptable and have caused harm and distress to the very people we should be protecting and keeping safe.

"His actions fell well below the high standards that the public and the force demands and expects of police officers."

Tatton will be sentenced on November 2