A former officer in south west London who acted inappropriately towards a female colleague has had misconduct proven against him.

Between June and October 2021, former officer PC Williams made several inappropriate comments to female colleague, including wrapping his arms around one of them and lifting her from her seat without consent.

It was also found that he had acting in an inappropriate manner towards the public, by shouting with the intention of shocking or frightening them.

Williams resigned from the Metropolitan Police on March, 18 2024.

Williams, who worked in south west London, went through a misconduct review that ended on Tuesday, April 16.

He was found to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of Discreditable Conduct, Equality and Diversity, and Authority, Respect and Courtesy.

Formed PC Williams will be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing. Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

Chief Superintendent Steve Lemon in charge of policing in south west BCU, covering Richmond, Wandsworth, Merton, and Kingston, said: “We demand the highest standards from officers within the Met and we have been clear about this.

"We must maintain these standards in order to increase the trust that our communities have in us.

“Former PC Williams’s behaviour has fallen far below the standards and had he still been a serving officer, he would have been dismissed.”