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Serving Police Officer Charged With Rape Following 'Off Duty' Attack

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Serving Police Officer Charged With Rape Following 'Off Duty' Attack

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape after an alleged incident on Sunday evening.

PC Adam Zaman, 28, of the East Area Command Unit was charged on Wednesday, Scotland Yard has said.

The charge follows an alleged incident on Sunday (Credit: Shutterstock)
The charge follows an alleged incident on Sunday (Credit: Shutterstock)

The charge is in relation to an alleged incident on Sunday evening, when PC Zaman was off duty. He was arrested the following day and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon.

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Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, policing commander for the East Area Command Unit, said: “I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence.

“We absolutely share that concern. We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police.

Scotland Yard has confirmed the officer has been suspended (Credit: Shutterstock)
Scotland Yard has confirmed the officer has been suspended (Credit: Shutterstock)

“Specialist support is being provided to the complainant. PC Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course.

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"Nothing should be said or reported which could put the integrity of those proceedings at risk.”

Scotland Yard has said that the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards had been informed and PC Zaman has now been suspended from his role.

Zaman was arrested the following day (Credit: Alamy)
Zaman was arrested the following day (Credit: Alamy)

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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