Serving Met Police officer, 28, charged with rape after 'attack' in London 'while off-duty'

A SERVING Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape.

Scotland Yard said Pc Adam Zaman of the East Area Command Unit has been remanded in custody.

The attack is alleged to have taken place in the City of London on the evening of October 26 when the officer was off-duty.

He was charged by the City of London Police today and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, Policing Commander for the East Area Command Unit, said: “I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence. We absolutely share that concern.

“We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police.

"Specialist support is being provided to the complainant.

“PC Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course.

"Nothing should be said or reported which could put the integrity of those proceedings at risk."

The force's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and Pc Zaman has been suspended.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

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