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The chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, Ken Marsh, has warned that police officers could become superspreaders if they aren’t vaccinated against coronavirus. Around 600 Met Police officers are currently off sick or in isolation due to Covid-19, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile, Police are currently not on the list of those to be given priority for the vaccine. Met Police officers were quickly on the scene and a man was arrested on suspicion of arson and a number of other offences. In 2018, a 28-year-old man told the Met he had been filmed in a hotel room in Newham, east London, by another man who claimed it was for a show. This comes as Matt Hancock suggested that the police could step in to prevent those in tier 4 from moving around the country. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. With rapidly increasing infection rates, there are fears that the police will not be able to provide their usual service to the public. Teams. © 2020 BBC. By Rianna CroxfordCorrespondent, BBC News. She had asked the police for safety measures to be put in place for her after Mr Redgewell had called her twice in the middle of the night, but says she was ignored. Report a crime, contact us and other services, plus crime prevention advice, crime news, appeals and statistics. Leave this site. Speaking to the BBC, Mr Marsh said: "We have the ability as police officers to become superspreaders because we're not just in the boroughs of London, 32 of them, we go out of the boroughs as well. From other local news sites. Stephen Redgewell resigned from the force in 2018 following reports that he had had sex with a "dominatrix" in the headquarters of the Met Police Federation. News. 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Use the LBC app to listen to Live radio for LBC & LBC News Listen . Around 600 Met Police officers are currently off sick or in isolation due to Covid-19 Six members of the families of four of the children have launched action against the Met. The messages were found to be sexual, anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic and sexist. Share page. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? "It is no longer my shame or burden to carry, it is these people who facilitated this, it is for them to carry this. A statement from the Metropolitan Police Federation said that while “frontline health and social care workers” are second in the government’s priority list for the vaccine, police officers do not feature at all. Mr Marsh said that it was “incredible” frontline police officers had not been given priority for the vaccine by the government. He asks lawmakers to "remove wasteful and unnecessary items", adding the package "really is a disgrace". 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It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Read about our approach to external linking. There’s been no discussion whatsoever around my colleagues. London horror: Three hospitalised after shooting in Hackney - Met Police on scene THREE men have been rushed to hospital after a shooting in east London. Welcome to the Metropolitan Police website. Det Sgt Redgewell represented her through his role as deputy general secretary of the Met Police Federation. Information. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}An Asian police officer is suing the Met Police for sexual harassment and discrimination after receiving "hundreds" of racist and sexist messages from a senior colleague. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? By Joe Talora @jtalora City Hall local democracy reporter. Met Police officer feared he was being 'pushed out' of the force before taking his own life at Hertfordshire home. Police officers could become Covid superspreaders without vaccine Met Police warns. "I find it breathtaking that the government aren't for one minute thinking 'we need to vaccinate our frontline officers so they protect themselves and protect the public'.". Support us. Published 30 July. Vets / Police. On one occasion, Mr Redgewell replied saying he should buy her nappies and sent a fetishised picture of a woman dressed like a baby. Read our guides to club and sports team management. The woman, in her 30s, has since retired from the force and is taking legal action against the Met, including Mr Redgewell, over racial discrimination and sexual harassment. The Met police have urge the public to 'act sensibly and do their part' by not attending large gatherings over the last weekend before Christmas. Former officer 'sues Met Police over sexual and racist texts from senior colleague' Yahoo! Login join. Mr Redgewell had repeatedly sent the officer highly-sexualised photos of the comic book characters Catwoman and Batman, including a mask and "raunchy mug" with her name on it. Met Police officers have named a woman and child found dead at a property in Hounslow. Share. He was supposed to be representing his 'vulnerable' colleague. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. An anti-lockdown protest is due to go ahead, but more police officers are off work with coronavirus-related issues now than at any other time during the pandemic. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Mr Marsh was keen to point out that the coronavirus laws were a "toothless tiger" especially since the police currently have “no powers in place to enter or to gain entry” to homes. 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The force is setting out the policing plan as London approaches its first weekend under tough Tier 3 restrictions lining up with the weekend before Christmas. 7 December 2020, 12:11. Video, Fauci hopes to encourage others by getting vaccine, How a girl's fairy house sparked a magical friendship. Find out how you can get more news from SurreyLive straight to your inbox HERE. Calendar. Report a crime, get advice and find out about the Met. Start your free 30-day trial . Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key. Gallery. It depends, 1,000 lost on one boat - this woman hopes to name them, Wuhan scientist 'welcomes' visit over lab leak claim, Twitter's copyright policy 'used to silence activists', playHow a girl's fairy house sparked a magical friendship. Club Sponsors. BBC News has seen dozens of the 2,000 text messages sent between Mr Redgewell and the officer, who cannot be named for legal reasons, which were examined as part of the IOPC's investigation. The woman said she felt "groomed and violated" after Stephen Redgewell sent her sexual images over two years. Published 12 hours ago. When she raised her ill health, he told her she had "serious Stevie withdrawal symptoms" and said she looked like an "Asian babe drug addict". Bostik Youth. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. The chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation said: “We have heard no mention of police officers being on the list to be vaccinated as soon as possible. Police service for the Greater London area, (excluding City of London) and its 8.6 million residents. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. listen to LBC on Global Web Player listen to LBC News on Global Web Player Met Police sued by families of dead children whose identities were used by officers. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said Redegewell behaved in a "predatory manner", following a three year investigation. By Rianna Croxford Correspondent, BBC News. "Throughout this whole process, I felt worthless," she wrote. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Met police told 40% of recruits must be from BAME backgrounds This article is more than 1 month old. The officer, who has post-traumatic stress disorder owing to a separate event while on the job, said she had become so ill her weight had plummeted to an unhealthy size. "I felt trapped by him [and] imprisoned in this situation. close. Met police officers investigated over black woman's assault claims – video Eight Metropolitan police officers are under investigation after a … 4-min read. Youngsters avoid injury after car smashes through railings and into... Emma Bartholomew, Indoor go-karting coming to Southside after plans approved, What Tier 4 restrictions mean for Christmas 2020, Information about BBC links to other news sites, Trump rejects 'wasteful' coronavirus stimulus bill. What happens to your body in extreme heat? It’s incredible, and sadly shows what they think of us.”. The Met Police said it would be inappropriate to comment on ongoing legal proceedings and was awaiting a date for the final employment tribunal hearing. Visit the Pitchero Blog. "[They] had very strong, photographic and electronic evidence yet they sat on it for two months, ignoring me, and refusing to contact me," she wrote in her complaint. In her victim impact statement and claim, she accuses the force of not taking the messages seriously at the time and believed his behaviour had been allowed to continue because of "internal corruption, racism, and homophobic support". Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. VideoHow a girl's fairy house sparked a magical friendship, 'People have Zoom fatigue but it's not our fault', Tech trends in 2021: Fast planes and homeworking. The officer said in her police victim statement, seen by BBC News, that Mr Redgewell had used his high status in the police to "groom me, manipulate me, use me and emotionally abuse me". Top Stories; Latest News; Most Read Investigation continues after body found in suitcase in Southall Metropolitan Police (Press Release) 14:35. IOPC regional director for London Sal Naseem said Mr Redgewell had "abused his position by behaving in a predatory manner" and was now barred from the profession. .css-q4by3k-IconContainer{display:none;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}playFauci hopes to encourage others by getting vaccine. On Wednesday, an independent panel set up by the Met Police found he had pursued an "inappropriate relationship" with the female officer he was supporting about a work issue between 2015 and 2017. A Met Police spokesperson confirmed receiving a complaint regarding the conduct of MPS officers and added that the matter was being investigated but no officer has been restricted or … The Met said, had he not resigned, he would have been dismissed for gross misconduct. Met Police officers were called at around 8.15pm on Monday (December 14) after the incident in Morden Hall Road. 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