Serving Met Officer given restraining order after calling woman 85 times in 2 days

MET Police

A serving Metropolitan Police Officer has been given a six-month restraining order after calling a woman 85 times within two days.

PC Kieron Sutton, 21, now attached to the South Area Borough Command Unit, called the victim 85 times and sent numerous messages despite being told to stop between July 23 and 24 last year.

The messages were not abusive or threatening, however, the quantity was excessive.

The woman made an allegation of harassment against PC Sutton on July 24, 2020.

At the time PC Sutton was attached to the Central South BCU and the allegation was investigated by the South East Safeguarding Unit.

This week, on June 22, PC Sutton was sentenced at Bromley Magistrates’ Court to a 10-day rehabilitation order, 70 hours unpaid work and a six-month restraining order not to contact the victim.

He was found guilty on May 13 after denying the allegation of harassment. He did admit to making the calls and sending the messages.

A misconduct review, led by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards, will now take place to decide whether PC Sutton had breached the standards of professional behaviour.

Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, Borough Commander for the Central South area, said: “PC Sutton’s actions were unacceptable. We are committed to bringing the perpetrators of such crimes to justice and protecting and supporting victims of harassment.

“Misconduct proceedings will now take place following the conclusion of criminal proceedings.”

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