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PC James Kiddle dismissed for gross misconduct.

November 12, 2014, 8:15 am

PC James Kiddle has been dismissed without notice by a gross misconduct board.

In February 2014 he was found guilty of common assault on a woman in a Regents Street shop on 26 November 2012.

He appealed against that conviction in April 2014 but the Judge upheld the Magistrates findings.

Westminster Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Paul Rickett said: “Police officers join the Met to protect and serve the public and I was extremely shocked to learn and indeed see what happened.”

“Where an officer’s behaviour falls short of the very high standards that we and the public expect of them, then it is only right that they are held to account and PC Kiddie has paid for his actions today.

“Behaviour such as this casts a shadow over the thousands of officers who are on duty right now demonstrating bravery, compassion, integrity and professionalism.”

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