Met PC 'stopped woman leaving his home and suggested sexual activity,' misconduct panel to hear


A MET Police officer allegedly invited a woman back to his home on Valentine's Day, but later stopped her from leaving and told her he would sexually assault her, a misconduct panel is set to hear.

Former PC Luis Tickner, who resigned from the force during the investigation, will answer allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour, in respect of discreditable conduct.

It is alleged that on February 14 2021, while off duty, former PC Tickner invited the woman, known only as Ms A, to his home address.

A public notice ahead of the hearing planned from September 28 to 30 this year states: "It is also alleged that they drank alcohol and watched a film together before Ms A wanted to leave and former PC Tickner prevented her from doing so.

"It is further alleged that former PC Tickner suggested that he would engage in sexual activity without Ms A’s consent causing her to be fearful of her safety.

"This conduct, if proven, is alleged to amount to gross misconduct as it is so serious as to justify dismissal."

Mr Tickner resigned from the force in December 2021.

His case is one of the latest in a string of misogyny and sex-related allegations to hit the met in the wake of the Wayne Couzens (above) scandal after he murdered Sarah Everard in March 2021.

In February the Independent Office of Police Conduct released a report that found officers, mainly at Charing Cross police station, had regularly shared grossly offensive racist and misogynistic messages, leading to 15 recommendations for improvements.

In October 2021, the Met launched an ongoing review of its culture, standards and practices following the conviction of Couzens.

Since the review began there have been a series of misconduct findings where current and former Met officers were found to have sexually assaulted or harassed female colleagues and even suspects and victims of crime, with a number of serving officers also charged with rape.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Baz Javid, head of profession in the Met's Department of Professional standards, said the high number of cases now being seen was likely down to the renewed drive to route out bad apples from the force.