Wimbledon Constable Is Dismissed From The Met

He earlier admitted three counts of voyeurism

A Wimbledon-based police constable was formally dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service today (June 24) after admitting three counts of voyeurism at an earlier court case. 

PC Irshad Kamal, aged 48, answered allegations at a special police case hearing yesterday, that his conduct breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of: 'Discreditable Conduct'.

On Monday, 29 February, at Southwark Crown Court, PC Kamal had pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism that took place in 2010, 2011 and 2012. 

He was then sentenced to: 

- A two-year Community Order with supervision, and a requirement to attend a programme for sexual offenders;
- 100 days unpaid work to run concurrent for each guilty plea;
- £750 costs;
- a £60 victim surcharge;
- Issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) to:

1. Not to be in direct contact with sex workers/escorts/or any other person for whom payment for sexual services is expected.
2. To sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years.

The officer was suspended from duty on 20 November 2014 while the Directorate of Professional Standards carried out their enquiries.

The chair of the misconduct hearing, Assistant Commissioner Helen King, stated: "The victim of each of these offences was a sex worker. As police officers we are entrusted with powers to enforce the law and with protecting the most vulnerable people. 

“The public therefore need to have confidence that individual officers will uphold the highest standards of behaviour. 

“Although the officer was off-duty at the time of these offences, his actions were completely incompatible with being a member of the Metropolitan Police Service. He has brought discredit on the police service and has been dismissed without notice."

June 24, 2016