Serving Met police officer charged with rape in Newport

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The New Scotland Yard sign outside the Metropolitan Police headquarters in London. The force has been placed on special measures (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)
The New Scotland Yard sign outside the Metropolitan Police headquarters in London. The force has been placed on special measures (Kirsty O’Connor/PA) (PA Wire)

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape after an alleged attack near Newport, Shropshire.

Special Constable Paul Hoile, 40, has been charged with anal rape, two counts of oral rape and an offence under section four of the Sexual Offences Act.

He is due to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

The charges relate to an incident on Sheriffhales Drive, Lilleshall, on Tuesday 5 July.

He was arrested in Benfleet, Essex around 10.30pm on Wednesday 6 July and transferred to Telford custody.

SC Hoile is based in the Metropolitan Police’s North West Command Unit.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been made aware and SC Hoile has been suspended from duty.

The alleged rape has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by West Mercia Police and the Metropolitan Police.

West Mercia Police said they are satisfied there is no risk to the public but visible patrols have been increased across Lilleshall and Newport.

Anyone with any concerns about a sexual offence, either recently or in the past, is urged to get in touch.

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