A Metropolitan Police officer who exposed himself on Hampstead Heath has been dismissed following a misconduct hearing.

Detective Constable Dariusz Alexander, attached to the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC), was found at a meeting on Monday, July 10 to have breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.

An allegation of breaching the standards of professional behaviour in relation to authority, respect and courtesy was not proven.

DC Alexander appeared at Thames Magistrates' on April 20 where he denied a charge of outraging public decency.

The 48-year-old was found guilty following a trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on June 22.

On March 18, two Met officers were carrying out enquiries relating to an incident which had occurred on Hampstead Heath several days earlier, Scotland Yard said.

As they did so, they saw a man – later identified as DC Alexander – exposing himself.

He was arrested and charged and later suspended from duty.

The allegations were found proven and they were so serious as to justify dismissal.

Det Supt Christina Jessah, in charge of road policing, said: “Everyone in this organisation knows the high standards expected of them and it is right that those who fall short are held to account.”