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Serving officer dismissed for misconduct

News   •   Mar 21, 2019 13:09 GMT

A police constable convicted of rape has been dismissed without notice from the Metropolitan Police Service.

A special case hearing on Wednesday, 20 March found allegations that PC Adam Provan breached police standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct proven as gross misconduct.

On 29 November 2018 at Wood Green Crown Court, PC Provan, from the East Area Command Unit, was found guilty of two counts of rape. He was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment the following day and placed on the sex offenders’ register.

The court heard that PC Provan and the victim, aged 16 at the time, met through a friend of the victim’s.

On their first date in late August 2010, PC Provan took the girl to some woods where he raped her. PC Provan then took the girl to Central Park, Harold Hill, and forced her to commit a sex act.

The girl eventually told a relative she had been raped, and it was subsequently reported to police in May 2016.

Police began an investigation and PC Provan was arrested on 1 June 2016. Following further enquiries, he was charged on 26 September 2017.

PC Provan did not attend the special case hearing.