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Serving Met Police officer, 28, charged with rape
27 October 2021, 13:47 | Updated: 27 October 2021, 17:40
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, Scotland Yard has said.
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PC Adam Zaman, 28, who is based on the East Area Command Unit, was charged by the City of London Police on Wednesday.
The charge relates to an incident which is alleged to have occurred in London on the evening of Sunday, 24 October when PC Zaman was off duty.
He was arrested by officers on Monday and has since been suspended.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today before District Judge Snow.
Mr Zaman is accused of the rape of a woman on Sunday October 24 at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street, London.
He denies the allegations.
The court heard he was not on duty at the time.
District Judge Snow told him he will be remanded into custody until his next appearance at the Central Criminal Court on November 24.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, Policing Commander for the East Area Command Unit, said he recognised the the charge will cause concern amongst the public.
"We absolutely share that concern," he said.
“We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police. Specialist support is being provided to the complainant."
“PC Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course. Nothing should be said or reported which could put the integrity of those proceedings at risk."
PC Zaman has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct has been made aware of the matter.