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Officer dismissed for gross misconduct

News   •   Feb 27, 2018 16:07 GMT

A police constable convicted of harassment has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service.

A special case hearing was held for PC Christopher Gilham, based at Tower Hamlets, to answer allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the Met's standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.

PC Gilham was convicted of harassment on Friday, 10 November at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court following a Hertfordshire Police investigation.

He was sentenced on Tuesday, 12 December, to a 12-month community order of 150 hours unpaid work, £620 court costs and £85 victim surcharge. He was also given a two-year restraining order, preventing him making contact directly or indirectly with his ex-partner.

The chair of the hearing, Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, found his conduct proven as gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice on Monday, 26 February.