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Officer found not guilty of sexual assault

News   •   Jan 05, 2018 09:43 GMT

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been found not guilty of sexual assault following a trial.

PC Ares Michaelides, 47, based in Enfield, was found not guilty of sexual assault at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday, 4 January.

The charge related to an allegation of sexual assault by touching against a female aged over 16 years which was made to police on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. The offence was alleged to have taken place while the officer was on duty.

The officer was placed on restricted duties throughout the judicial process.

Now that the criminal proceedings are complete the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) will commence a misconduct review of the incident.