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Met officer convicted of assault dismissed without notice

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Met officer convicted of assault dismissed without notice

A serving Met officer has been dismissed without notice after an Accelerated Misconduct Hearing after he was convicted of assault.

PC Luke Wilson, 28, attached to South East BCU, was found guilty of assault by beating and was sentenced at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 29 March.

He was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. He must also complete 80 hours unpaid work, pay £200 compensation to the victim, £128 victim statutory surcharge and £775 court costs.

The criminal investigation was led by City of London Police with the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards [DPS] leading the misconduct investigation.

PC Wilson had been arrested by City of London Police on Friday, 2 July 2021 following an incident at a bar in King William Street, EC4.

Having been asked to leave the premises by a member of staff at the venue, he then assaulted one of the bar staff. He was off duty at the time.

PC Wilson was placed on restricted duties throughout proceedings.

At the Accelerated Misconduct Hearing on Thursday, 11 August, PC Wilson was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct at the level of gross misconduct and was dismissed without notice.

PC Wilson will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing. Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, in charge of policing for Lewisham, Bexley and Greenwich, said: “Police officers are rightly held to a high standard where professionalism and behavioural standards are concerned. Whether on or off duty they must behave in a manner befitting public service.

“PC Wilson’s behaviour fell far below the standards we expect from our officers and it is right that he has faced the consequences of his actions.”

“The Met is driven by the values of professionalism, integrity, courage and compassion. We only want the best and will always act when our employees fall below the exemplary standards we and the public expect.”

+ A public complaint in relation to this incident has been received and is being assessed by the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards.