A Met police constable has been dismissed without notice after it was found he had acted in a discriminatory way towards black officers on his team.

Between 2019 and 2021 PC Toby Caswell was alleged to have made discriminatory comments and asked a colleague – “why don’t you go back to your country?”

After concerned colleagues reported his behaviour, a misconduct panel heard that PC Caswell used language and acted in a manner that belittled, mocked and humiliated officers.

The news comes in the same week as a review into the Met Police found that it was “institutionally racist, sexist and homophobic”.

PC Caswell’s misconduct panel also heard evidence that he sprayed disinfectant on the front of one colleague’s trousers and deliberately called another’s phone at inappropriate times, including during briefings.

The misconduct panel concluded on March 22 and was led by an independent legally qualified chair.

It found PC Caswell breached the police standards of professional behaviour in respect of equality and diversity, authority, respect and courtesy, and discreditable conduct.

Gross misconduct was proven against PC Caswell and he was dismissed without notice.

Chief Superintendent Andy Carter, responsible for policing Camden and Islington at the Met’s Central North Command Unit, said: "PC Caswell's behaviour towards his three fellow officers was appalling and he has quite rightly been dismissed.

“I am very sorry that his colleagues had to endure this behaviour and I welcome the fact that multiple officers reported PC Caswell's conduct so swift action could be taken.

“Everyone in the Met is clearer than ever that we must root out those who corrupt the integrity of our organisation.”

PC Caswell will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing.

Those on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct or Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.