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Officer Oniba ‘sexually assaulted colleague’

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Police Officer Edward Oniba, of the North West Basic Command Unit was found guilty of sexual assault by touching at Harrow Crown Court on March 13th. He was suspended from duty – pending a misconduct hearing where he could be sacked – handed 100 hours of community service, and a 12 month community order.

The court heard that in October 2020, in a police station gym, Edward Oniba made sexualised comments to a female colleague, forcibly kissed her, and hugged her inappropriately – all without consent. In a police interview, he did admit to hugging her but not to kissing her.

Chief Superintendent Dan Knowles, who is in charge of policing for the North West BCU, said: “I am absolutely appalled by PCSO Oniba’s completely inappropriate behaviour, which has absolutely no place in the Met.

“No one should be subject to sexual assault, especially in their place of work. I would like to thank the victim for coming forward and speaking up about her colleague’s unacceptable behaviour.

“PCSO Oniba has been convicted and will now face the consequences.”

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