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Officer Andrews jailed for assault

Thomas Andrew

PC Thomas Andrews was given a 16 month jail sentence at Woolwich Crown Court on March 6 after he accepted responsibility for causing actual bodily harm. on July 9, 2022, PC Andrews pushed a woman – who was known to him – to the ground.

He damaged her phone and the fall made her suffer abrasions. Passers-by alerted the police and PC Andrews was taken into custody at the scene. The Met’s Directorate of professional standards were informed and PC Andrews was suspended from his position.

The force held a misconduct hearing on the 19th of May and he was dismissed without notice after his actions were deemed to constitute gross misconduct.

Detective Chief Superintendent Seb Adjei-Addoh, who leads the Central South Command Unit, said: “I am saddened by this incident and grateful to members of the public who raised the alarm, resulting in PC Andrews’ prompt arrest.

“Under the leadership of Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley, everyone in the Met is clear that we must root out those who corrupt the integrity of our organisation.

“This will take time, but we are absolutely committed to achieving high standards.”

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