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Allegations of sexual assault not proven

News   •   Feb 12, 2018 17:59 GMT

Allegations of sexual assault against a detective constable have been found as not proven following a misconduct hearing on Friday, 9 February.

DC James Bartrum attached to Waltham Forest borough faced allegations that he had touched a female police officer's breast over the top of her clothing without her permission or consent to do so.

The hearing was held in private to protect the female complainant.

The incident was said to have occurred on 10 January 2017, when the officer was on a social evening with colleagues in Romford.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards were informed and investigated the matter as a breach of the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and authority, respect and courtesy.

After viewing the CCTV footage from the club and hearing all the evidence, the panel found the allegations not proven.