UK: Met police officer charged with two rapes
The head of the Met's professionalism command Commander Jon Savell declines to make any additional comments as long as legal proceedings are ongoing.
The UK capital's law enforcement authority said, on Friday, that an officer of the London Metropolitan Police has been arrested and suspended after being charged with two counts of rape.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said, "PC Rupert Edwards, attached to the South West Basic Command Unit, was arrested on suspicion of rape on Monday, 5 September. He was bailed and suspended from duty. On Thursday, 8 December, he was further arrested on suspicion of rape. On Friday, 9 December, was charged with two counts of rape".
While describing the matter as "very concerning," the head of the Met's professionalism command Commander Jon Savell declined to make any additional comments as long as legal proceedings are ongoing.
Later in the day, the suspected perpetrator, 29, will show up in court.
According to the police, specially trained officials have been supporting the victims, two women in their 20s and 30s.