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Officer dismissed following special case hearing

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 16:47 BST

A police constable has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service following a special case hearing.

PC Noel Wilson, attached to the Central North Command Unit, pleaded guilty to the offence of misconduct in public office on Friday, 26 May at Southwark Crown Court. The officer was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment suspended for two years, 300 hours' community service and costs of £1,200.

This followed an incident on 24 August 2016 when officers executed a search warrant at a residential address and found a number of police-related items that PC Wilson had taken.

The officer was suspended later that same day.

PC Wilson had a case to answer in that his conduct was a breach of the Met's standards of professional behaviour, in respect of discreditable conduct.

Having considered all of the evidence provided by the appropriate authority and from the officer, the chair of the hearing Assistant Commissioner Pat Gallan determined the case as proven on Thursday, 17 August

AC Gallan said: “PC Wilson's actions found proven in a criminal court are reprehensible and there is no place in the Metropolitan Police Service for an officer who has not only abused his position of trust but has also acted in a manner so serious as to significantly undermine trust and confidence in the entire police service."

PC Wilson was dismissed without notice.