A Met Police constable has been charged with misconduct after allegedly sending an inappropriate image to a vulnerable female he met while on duty.

PC Farouk Abubakar, attached to Kingston Borough, was charged with misconduct in public office on Thursday (August 9) after his arrest on October 20 last year.

The charge followed allegations that the officer had sent inappropriate texts and an image from his mobile phone to a vulnerable female whom he had met while on duty.

The Directorate of Professional Standards investigated and referred the case to the CPS who authorised the charge. The officer has been suspended from duty.

The officer is due to appear Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 12 September.