A serving Metropolitan police officer has been sacked after he was convicted of harassing a woman.

Trainee Detective Constable Christopher Gibbons, 32, was attached to a policing unit that covers parts of west London which includes Maida Vale, Regent’s Park and Queen’s Park.

He was found guilty of harassing a woman over a period of two weeks in September 2022 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this year.

He appeared at the same court on August 10 this year where he was given a prison sentence of ten weeks, suspended for two years.

Gibbons was also ordered to pay the victim £500 compensation and handed a restraining order preventing him from contacting her.

Yesterday (October 12), he was dismissed without notice after an accelerated misconduct hearing.

It was found that he had breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct.

Chief Superintendent Louise Puddefoot said: “We have been clear that any police officer or member of staff who commits a criminal offence will be brought to justice.

"To give London the Met that it deserves, any officer who acts in this manner simply has no place in our organisation.”

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