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.