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A police constable has been dismissed from the Met

News   •   Apr 11, 2018 14:01 BST

A police constable convicted of drink driving has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service.

A special case hearing was held for PC Stuart Odam, attached to the Counter Terrorism Command, to answer allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct.

PC Odam, who was off-duty when the offence was committed, was convicted of driving a motor vehicle whilst exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol on Tuesday, 16 January at Guildford Magistrates’ Court. He was disqualified from driving for 17 months and ordered to pay a £500 fine, £85 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

The chair of the hearing, Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, found his conduct proven as gross misconduct and he was dismissed without notice on Tuesday, 10 April.