Keeping us safe? The Met Police officers guilty of depraved crimes since death of Sarah Everard

Yahoo News takes a look at a growing list of convicted Met Police officers who have been brought to justice - often for crimes against women and children.

Met Police officers convicted of crimes
Thomas Andrews, Adnan Arib, Jamie Lewis, David Carrick, Francois Olwage, Neil Corbel, Deniz Jaffer, Syed Ali, Jamie Rayner, Mark Collins. (PA, Reutrs, Met Police,

The Metropolitan Police “clearly has a problem” that needs to tackled, Dominic Raab has acknowledged, following reports that a review will criticise the force for being racist, sexist and homophobic.

Baroness Casey has been reviewing the Met’s standards and internal culture in the aftermath of the murder of Sarah Everard in 2021 by serving officer Wayne Couzens. She is expected to publish her findings next week.

According to the Guardian, the contents of the review have been described by a source as “atrocious” and that its conclusion will make clear that Scotland Yard was in the “last-chance saloon”.

Justice secretary Raab said on Friday that there were “clearly practises that have been far too prevalent” within the force that needed tackling “head-on”. It added it was clear that bad behaviour was not isolated to only one or two officers.

As well as Couzens’ rape and murder of Ms Everard, numerous Met Officers have been found to have committed a series of depraved crimes - often sexual - against women and children.

Here, Yahoo News takes a look at recently disgraced members of the UK's largest police force and what they did.

David Carrick

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David Carrick is one of the UK's most notorious sex offenders. (Reuters)

One of the UK's most prolific sex offenders, David Carrick, spent 20 years in the Met Police and worked as a firearms officer during his career.

He abused his position as a police officer and saw himself as "untouchable", carrying out a horrific campaign of rape, harassment and domestic violence spanning more than two decades.

Carrick, 48, was arrested on suspicion of rape in July 2021 after a victim came forward, and he later pleaded guilty to 85 serious offences including 48 rapes. He was jailed for life with a minimum of 30 years.

Mark Collins

Disgraced Met Police officer Mark Collins, who sent ‘highly sexual’ messages to someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl
Disgraced Met Police officer Mark Collins sent ‘highly sexual’ messages to someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl (PA)

Detective Constable Mark Collins, 58, was caught in an undercover sting conducted by colleagues at the Met. He was found to have sent messages of a "highly sexualised nature" to a 13-year-old girl - some of which were sent while he was on duty.

Collins admitted six counts of trying to engage in sexual communications with a child and was jailed for two years and four months at the Old Bailey in April 2021.

Benjamin McNish

Met Police officer Benjamin McNish who used iPhone to spy on woman in the shower
Benjamin McNish used an iPhone to spy on woman in the shower in police accommodation. (PA)

Police sergeant Benjamin McNish, 32, used his iPhone to spy on a woman while she was showering in February 2019.

The incident took place while he and the victim were staying at police accommodation in Camden for a course.

His victim spotted him filming, grabbed a towel and rushed out to confront him, and McNish was arrested at the scene. He was sentenced in August 2021 to 20 weeks imprisonment, suspended for two years.

Jamie Rayner

Met Police officer Jamie Rayner who was sentenced to two years and three months’ imprisonment for assault causing actual bodily harm and engaging in controlling/coercive behaviour.
Jamie Rayner abused a fellow police officer and told her to use 'rough sex' as an explanation for her injuries. (Met Police)

Jamie Rayner, 28, repeatedly assaulted and abused a female police officer during a "controlling and coercive" 10-month relationship.

He would pin Bonnie Hudson down and throttle her, and when she told colleagues of the abuse, he threatened to make up allegations about her and suggested she blame her injuries on "rough sex".

Rayner initially denied his charges but pleaded guilty in October 2021 to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour and was jailed for two years and three months.

Will Scott-Barrett

Will Scott-Barrett caused 'incalculable' damage to a 15-year-old boy. (Twitter/@MPSBatterseaSgt)

PC Will Scott-Barrett, 34, avoided a jail sentence after he admitted to sending sexual messages, including graphic pictures and videos, to a 15-year-old boy.

He was off-duty at the time and his offending was not said to be related to his work, but a judge told him the harm he caused to the boy was "incalculable".

Scott-Barrett was handed a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, at Isleworth Crown Court in July 2022.

Francois Olwage

Francois Olwage Met Police counter-terror police officer found guilty of child sex offences
Francois Olwage was caught going to meet who he believed to be a 13-year-old girl in a park. (Met Police)

Counter-terror officer Francois Olwage, 53, took two condoms, a bottle of lubricant and erection dysfunction pills to meet who he thought would be a 13-year-old girl.

The detective constable was actually talking to an undercover officer and was arrested as he went to meet the girl at a park in Basingstoke - bringing with him a box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates as a gift.

He was found guilty of child sex offences in April 2022 and was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison.

Syed Ali

Syed Ali Met Police officer who bombarded a woman with nearly 500 messages after she reported a crime.
Syed Ali bombarded a woman with nearly 500 messages after she reported a crime. (Met Police)

Syed Ali, 47, send nearly 500 messages and images of a sexual nature to a woman who reported a crime to him as a witness.

The counter-terror officer ignored the woman's request to stop contacting her before he was eventually arrested in July 2020.

He pleaded guilty to harassment without violence and was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, in May 2021.

Jamie Lewis

Jamie Lewis, Met Police officer who took pictures of murdered women Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry.
Jamie Lewis took inappropriate pictures of murdered sisters Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry. (Met Police/PA)

Jamie Lewis, was one of two Metropolitan Police officers to take inappropriate photos of murdered sisters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman in June 2020.

It emerged that he'd superimposed his face onto an image of their bodies as they lay in bushes of Kingsbury Park to create a "selfie-style" image.

Lewis, 34, was jailed for two years and nine months in December 2021 after admitting to misconduct in public office.

Deniz Jaffer

Deniz Jaffer Met Police
Deniz Jaffer also took photos of Smallman and Henry. (PA/Met Police)

Deniz Jaffer, 49, was also tasked with securing the scene of Henry and Smallman's murders and abused his authority - taking pictures of the sisters on his personal phone and sending them to Lewis.

The court heard how he'd also sent the images to selected members of a WhatsApp messaging group, describing the victims as “dead birds”.

Jaffer was also jailed for two years and nine months after pleading guilty to gross misconduct at the Old Bailey.

Adnan Arib

Adnan Arib Met Police
Married Adnan Arib used his position to make advances towards teenage girls. (Met Police)

PC Adnan Arib, 46, used his position as an officer to try to start a sexual relationship with two “vulnerable” teenagers.

He got the mobile phone numbers of both girls, aged 15 and 16, asked whether they had boyfriends, and invited them out for drinks, and met one in a park after school.

Arib was found guilty of two counts of misconduct in a public office between April and July 2019 at Southwark Crown Court and was jailed for two years in March 2022.

Joel Borders

Former Metropolitan Police officer Joel Borders arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court, London, where he is charged with sharing
Joel Borders joked about raping a female colleague, who he called a 'sneaky b***h'. (PA)

PC Joel Borders, 46, was found guilty of sending "sickening" misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group with Sarah Everard's killer, Wayne Couzens.

He and Jonathon Cobban, 36, exchanged messages about tasering children and people with disabilities. In April 2019 Borders wrote: "I can't wait to get on guns so I can shoot some c*** in the face!"

Borders, who also joked about raping a female colleague, was jailed for 12 weeks in November 2022 for sending grossly offensive messages.

Jonathon Cobban

File photo dated 28/7/2022 of serving Metropolitan Police officer Jonathon Cobban who along with former Pc Joel Borders have been found guilty at City of London Magistrates' Court of sending grossly offensive misogynistic and racist messages in a WhatsApp group with Sarah Everard's killer. Issue date: Thursday July 28, 2022.
Jonathon Cobban also sent grossly offensive messages in a WhatsApp group with Wayne Couzens. (Picture: PA)

Jonathon Cobban was also found guilty of sending vile messages within the "Bottle and Stoppers" WhatsApp group, which also included Wayne Couzens.

In one exchange, he said: "I want to taser a cat and a dog to see which reacts better. I think the cat will get more p***** off and the dog will s***. I wanna test this theory. Same with children. Zap zap you little f******."

He was also jailed for 12 weeks for the same offences, with a judge describing his conduct as encapsulating "the full range of prejudiced views, racism, misogyny, ableism and homophobia".

Neil Corbel

Detective Inspector Neil Corbel found guilty of spying on naked women
Detective Inspector Neil Corbel planted hidden cameras in hotel rooms, flats and Airbnbs to spy on naked women. (Met Police)

Detective Inspector Neil Corbel, 40, used hidden spy cameras to spy on naked women.

He posed as an airline pilot to book models for photoshoots in Brighton, Greater London and Manchester, before planting the gadgets in hotel rooms, flats and Airbnbs.

Corbel was given a three-year term after admitting voyeurism offences in September 2021.

Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper Met Police court
Matthew Cooper pleaded guilty to controlling and coercive behaviour. (PA)

PC Mathew Cooper used the Find my Friend app to track his partner's movements and prevented her from contacting her friends over an 18-month period.

Cooper, 24, also attempted to "control her finances” and threatened to kill himself if she talked about ending the relationship.

He pleaded guilty to controlling and coercive behaviour and was given a seven-month suspended sentence in December 2022.

Sam Grigg

A young woman “100% thought” she was going to be raped by bondage-obsessed Metropolitan Police officer Sam Grigg, who pleaded guilty to false imprisonment.

Sam Grigg, 36, used duct tape to restrain his housemate during “10 minutes of terror” at their home in Twickenham in December last year, Kingston Crown Court heard.

He was jailed for four years and will spend an extended period of two years on licence after his release.

Thomas Andrews

Thomas Andrews Met Police
Thomas Andrews (Met Police)

PC Thomas Andrews was jailed for one year and four months in March for assaulting a woman in south London while off-duty.

A woman known to Andrews, had “suffered grazing having been pushed to the ground”, and made a report on the attack.

He pleaded guilty causing actual bodily harm at Woolwich Crown Court. As well as a prison sentence he was also issued a restraining order.

Archit Sharma

PC Archit Sharma was found guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague while on-duty in July 2021.

He was found guilty following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court, on 6 March, and is due to be sentenced at on 5 May.

Det Ch Supt Caroline Haines, responsible for local policing in Enfield and Haringey, said: “I am furious that an officer has behaved in such a grossly unacceptable way. In doing what he did, PC Sharma totally betrayed all the values of policing."

Serving Met Police officer sexually assaulted colleague while on duty (Evening Standard, 1 min)

Hussain Chehab

Pc Hussain Chehab admitted sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 before he became a police officer, but also offences linked to indecent images of children that he committed while in the force.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty in January 2023 to offences that took place between March and September 2019, before Chehab joined the Met the following year. They only came to light when the girl’s family reported in July 2021 that their daughter had been in a sexual relationship with Chehab, which it later emerged began when she was 14.

Chehab also admitted three counts of making indecent photographs of a child and one of engaging in sexual communication with a child, some of which were committed while he was posted at a north London school in 2021.