Another Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, PC Rupert Edwards is alleged to committed the offences on 26 August, in Lambeth, south London and then on 5 September when off duty.
PC Edwards was charged with two counts of rape, which relates to two women who are in their 20s and 30s.
PC Edwards was arrested on suspicion of rape on 5 September, bailed and suspended from duty and he was attached to the South West Basic Command Unit.
He was further arrested on Thursday on suspicion of rape and was thereafter charged and PC Edwards will appear in custody on Friday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
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Commander Jon Savell, in charge of the Met’s professionalism command, said, “This news is deeply worrying and I recognise the concern it will cause the public and other police officers.
“We took immediate action to suspend Pc Edwards from duty when he was first arrested in September.
“Legal proceedings are now active and it is important that I do not comment while that process takes place.”
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) have both been informed.
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