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Two Met Police officers arrested in Westminster corruption probe

Westminster. Image: Google Satellite.

Westminster. Image: Google Satellite.

Two Met Police officers have been arrested in an anti-corruption probe into licensing in Westminster.

Detectives from the Directorate of Professional Standards Anti-Corruption Command made four arrests this week.

They include:

  1. A Police Sergeant, based in the Metropolitan Police Licensing Unit at Westminster, arrested at New Scotland Yard on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
  2. A Police Constable, based in the Metropolitan Police Licensing Unit at Westminster arrested at his home address on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
  3. A 48-year-old man was arrested at his home address in Slough on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
  4. A 48-year-old man was arrested at his home address in Camden on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.

All four have been bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late September.

As part of the operation nine search warrants were executed at a number of residential, business and police premises.

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Whorwood of the DPS Anti-Corruption Command, said:

These arrests are part of a long running intelligence operation, led by our anti-corruption command.

It was started in response to allegations of corruption by Westminster Licensing Officers and inappropriate relationships between the police officers and people running local businesses.

At this stage it would be inappropriate to comment further on the specific intelligence that we have investigated.

However, the Met expects all officers and staff to maintain the highest possible ethical standards. Part of our work includes investigating those people who seek to corrupt or have a corrupt relationship with our staff.

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