Met police officer charged with rape and strangulation among raft of other violent offences

17 August 2023, 13:44

PC James Murray has been charged with rape
PC James Murray has been charged with rape. Picture: Alamy

By Kit Heren

A Met police officer has been charged with rape and strangulation.

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PC James Murray, attached to Met Operations, is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with:

  • Rape
  • Non-fatal strangulation
  • Actual bodily harm
  • Misconduct in public office
  • Possession of a firearm (PAVA spray)
  • Four counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a private place

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Scotland Yard. Picture: Alamy

Murray is said to have committed these offences between January and August this year.

Several of the offences are reported to have taken place while he was on duty.

A woman, whom Murray knows, is being supported by police.

Murray was arrested on Wednesday and was immediately suspended from duty

The Met have referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the police watchdog.