Met Police officer charged with two counts of rape & suspended from force | The Sun

Met Police officer charged with two counts of rape & suspended from force | The Sun

December 9, 2022

A SERVING Met Police officer has been charged with two counts of rape and suspended from the force.

PC Rupert Edwards, attached to the South West Basic Command Unit, was arrested on suspicion of rape on September 5 this year.

The charges relate to two women aged in their 20s and 30s who are being supported by specially trained officers.

Yesterday, the cop was arrested on suspicion of rape before being hit with the double charge today.

Cops confirmed he was bailed and suspended from duty.

He is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court later today.

Commander Jon Savell, in charge of the Met's professionalism command, said: "This news is deeply worrying and I recognise the concern it will cause the public and other police officers.

"We took immediate action to suspend PC Edwards from duty when he was first arrested in September.

"Legal proceedings are now active and it is important that I do not comment while that process takes place."

The offences are alleged to have occurred in Lambeth on Friday, August 26, and in Surrey on Monday, September 5, while the officer was off-duty.

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The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct have been informed.

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