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Met Police Officer charged with two counts of rape

The Met Police have confirmed an officer has been charged with two counts of rape.

Scotland Yard has said they are deeply worried and recognise the concerns it will cause to the public and other members of the UK’s.

The officer was immediately suspended when they discovered the allegations.

Police Constable Rupert Edwards was arrested on suspicion of rape on 5 September and subsequently bailed and suspended from duty.

They were further arrested on Thursday on suspicion of rape.

The officer who is aged 29 has now been charged with two counts of rape and will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court today.

Commander Jon Savell, in charge of the Met’s professionalism command, said: “This news is deeply worrying and I recognise the concern it will cause the public and other police officers.

“We took immediate action to suspend PC Edwards from duty when he was first arrested in September.

“Legal proceedings are now active and it is important that I do not comment while that process takes place.”

The charges relate to two women aged in their 20s and 30s, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in Lambeth, south London, on 26 August, and in Surrey on 5 September, while the officer was off-duty.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct have been informed.

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