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INFILTRATED? Trainee Met PC 'lied' about criminal associates before being arrested over drug supply

A TRAINEE Met Police officer lied on his vetting form, by failing to declare known criminal associations, before being arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply in their company, a misconduct panel found.

Former PC Numan Ahmed, who had been training with the Met’s Central East command covering Tower Hamlets and Hackney, east London, answered allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour in respect of honesty and integrity and discreditable conduct.

He resigned from the force before the hearing took place.

It was alleged that he deliberately lied on his vetting form by failing to declare known criminal associates and that he failed to amend or update false declarations.

It was further alleged that former PC Ahmed was arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs while in the company of known criminals and that he then tried to use his position as a police officer to get him out of the situation.

Following a Met Police misconduct panel hearing last month, the alleged breaches were found proven at the standard of gross misconduct with a conclusion that he would have been dismissed if he had still been a serving officer.

Two other men were arrested with Ahmed, but following an investigation there were no charges against the trainee officer or one of the others.

One of the other two men was later charged with the offence of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

At a hearing at North London Magistrates' Court on December 11 2019, he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis.

The drugs were destroyed and he had to pay costs of £85 to the CPS and a victim surcharge of £32.


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