Met officer remanded in custody on rape charge

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape.

PC Adam Zaman, 28, of Romford, who is based on the East Area Command Unit, was charged by the City of London Police on Wednesday, October 27 and appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on the same day where he was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Central Criminal Court on November 24.

The charge, which PC Zalman denies, relates to an incident which is alleged to have occurred at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street on the evening of Sunday, October 24 when he was off duty.

He was arrested the following day.

The Met’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.

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.”

Mick Ferris

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