A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape and three counts of actual bodily harm, Scotland Yard said.

The allegations were reported to police in October 2019 and an investigation was launched after that, the Met said.

Det Supt Dan Rutland, from Central East Command Unit where the officer was attached, said:

“The officer in question has been suspended and criminal proceedings will now follow, and while I recognise the inevitable strength of public feeling, it is important that nothing is said that will put those proceedings at risk.”

As a police officer has been charged with rape, this is a case that has been widely reported in the national press.  Further details can be found on the BBC and on Sky.

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