Pc based at Tower Hamlets dismissed for discreditable misconduct after harassment conviction

PUBLISHED: 17:18 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:18 27 February 2018

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A police officer has been dismissed from the Met’s Tower Hamlets division for gross misconduct after a court conviction for harassment.

Pc Christopher Gilham was dismissed yesterday following a special hearing on proven allegations that his “discreditable conduct” was a breach of professional standards of behaviour.

He had been convicted at Stevenage magistrates’ court in November of harassment, following a Hertfordshire police investigation, and later given a two-year restraining order preventing him making contact directly or indirectly with his ex-partner.

Gilham was also handed a 12-month community order to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and court costs.

His conviction led to yesterday’s internal Metropolitan Police disciplinary hearing when Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball found his actions “proven as gross misconduct”.

He was dismissed without notice from the Met’s division which is run from Bethnal Green and Limehouse police stations.

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