Fri. Jul 12th, 2024
Met Police officer suspended over ‘grossly offensive’ WhatsApp messages
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The officer has been suspended considering that final yr (Picture: Getty)

A Met Police officer has been suspended after allegedly sending ‘grossly offensive’ messages on WhatsApp.

COMPUTER Tom Phillips, who is a part of the Met Ops group, has been charged with five offences opposite to the Communications Act 2003.

He’s charged with sending a ‘grossly offensive/obscene/beside the point message the usage of a public verbal exchange community’ on five separate occasions in April and will closing year.

The officer from Croydon, south London, gave the impression at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 2, and he’s going to subsequent seem for trial on the related court docket in January next year.

He Is currently on conditional bail after he pleaded now not responsible to all five offences.

consistent with the Met the incident happened when he was off duty.

Scotland Yard has showed he has been suspended from duty.

A Met Police spokesperson mentioned: ‘The offence is being investigated through the Met’s Directorate of professional Standards.’

It comes after the Met Police has come below excessive scrutiny after it used to be positioned beneath different measures remaining 12 months.

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