32 year old trainee Detective Constable Christopher Gibbons, was issued a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.

He was also ordered to pay the victim £500 compensation and handed a restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim.

DC Gibbons, attached to the Central West Command Unit, which serves Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham.

Chief Superintendent Louise Puddefoot, in charge of policing in Central West BCU, said:

“We have made it clear that any police officer or member of staff who commits a criminal offence will be brought to justice.

“We must give London the Met that it deserves, and anyone that fails to meet that standard, particularly if they commit a criminal offence, cannot possibly remain in our organisation.”

Following the conclusion of criminal proceedings, a misconduct hearing will be scheduled in due course.