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Officer dismissed without notice after misconduct hearing

News   •   Jun 24, 2021 16:10 BST

A Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing held on Thursday, 24 June.

Detective Constable Paul Allgood, 60, attached to the Met's Economic Crime Unit, was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct, which was proven as gross misconduct.

This comes after he pleaded guilty to three counts of making/possessing indecent images of children and three counts of outraging public decency when he appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on 8 April.

He was sentenced to 22 months' imprisonment for all offences, suspended for 24 months, 10 years on the Sex Offenders’ Register and made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The court heard that on 4 June 2019, officers from the Online Child Abuse and Exploitation Unit (OCSAE) executed a search warrant at Allgood's home address in Enfield.

Officers arrested him at the address on suspicion of being in possession of indecent images of children. 20 electronic devices were seized.

He was charged by postal requisition on 23 November 2020 and was suspended from all duties prior to his court appearance.

It was alleged that in doing so he breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct.

After consideration of all the evidence, AC Helen Ball found the allegation proven and DC Allgood was dismissed without notice.