Met Police cop sacked for lying about parking fine 'when he stopped to get kebab' while on-duty in Greenwich

Francesca Gillett
No stopping: The police officer was given a fine on a red route road in Greenwich: Oli Scarff/Getty

A Met Police officer has been sacked after he lied about a late-night parking fine he was given as he ‘stopped to get a kebab’ while on duty.

Greenwich cop Lee Wilson was found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed from the force following a two day hearing.

The panel heard the Pc had parked his unmarked police car on red lines on Blackheath Hill to get a kebab, Police Oracle reported.

He was given a parking fine by an inspector but tried to get it withdrawn through an application falsely claiming he had parked there for official police duties.

He later told senior officers the same lie, stating he had parked up for work reasons.

Detective Chief Superintendent Matt Gardner said: “The actions of this officer undermines public confidence in that the officer did not follow parking regulations and had no policing purpose to be where he was and then decided to be deceitful about the matter.

"His conduct has fallen below the standards of what we expect and the public deserve of their police officers."