Met officer dismissed after inappropriate contact with teenagers

Paul Summerson, 43, appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court. Picture: Met Police

A Met officer was dismissed and barred from the police following a criminal case into his behaviour towards teenage girls while on duty - Credit: Archant

A police officer from Barking already behind bars for making inappropriate contact with teenage girls has been dismissed by the Met.

Following a special Met case hearing today - April 14 - Pc Adnan Arib was dismissed without notice and will now be placed on the College of Policing Barred List. 

The former officer is currently in prison, having been jailed for two years at Southwark Crown Court on March 3.

On February 16, a jury at the same court found him guilty of misconduct in public office due to offences committed in March and July 2019.

Arib - from the Central East command unit covering Hackney and Tower Hamlets - was arrested following an investigation into his behaviour with two teenage girls across that period.

The investigation found the 44-year-old had asked a 15-year-old girl to meet him in a park while on duty.

It was further revealed that the officer told a 16-year-old girl she was "very pretty" when she attended Bethnal Green station.

In addition to this, Arib texted both girls, and subsequently met the 15-year-old who went on to report the incident. 

He was immediately suspended from duty and, following an independent investigation led by the IOPC, was charged with two counts of misconduct in public office.