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Officer convicted of harassing female colleague

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Officer convicted of harassing female colleague

A serving police constable will face misconduct proceedings after being convicted of harassment.

PC Harvinder Dulay, who is attached to Central West Command Unit, appeared for trial at City of London Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 12 January, charged with one count of harassment. He was convicted that same day.

He will be sentenced at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, 9 February.

The court heard Dulay sent a number of unwanted text messages, emails, and calls in February 2022 to a female colleague. He was on duty at the time. He was charged on 1 May 2022.

Detective Chief Superintendent Owain Richards, local policing commander for central London, said: "PC Dulay's behaviour was completely unacceptable and it is right that he will now face the consequences of his actions.

"No woman who works the Met should have to deal with repeated, unwanted messages, especially from a work colleague.

"I am glad the victim was able to bring this to our attention. Now that criminal proceedings have concluded, a misconduct hearing will be scheduled as quickly as possible."

The Directorate of Professional Standards are aware and the officer is on restricted duties. Now criminal proceedings have concluded, misconduct proceedings can progress.