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Redbridge police officer arrested on anti-corruption charges

15:36 20 September 2016

A man was arrested in Chadwell Heath yesterday on suspicion of fraud by false representation. Photo: PA Images.

A man was arrested in Chadwell Heath yesterday on suspicion of fraud by false representation. Photo: PA Images.

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A Redbridge police constable and three other men from the borough have been arrested on fraud charges relating to a luxury car hire company.

In total, detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s anti-corruption command made nine arrests across the south east this morning in relation to the allegations. All have now been bailed to a date in January.

They received intelligence that the car company and other businesses were being used to launder money and process false insurance claims.

The Redbridge officer, 22, was arrested at a residential address in Essex on suspicion of fraud by false representation. He has been placed on local restrictions.

A 37-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were arrested at a house in Gants Hill over the same offences.

In Chadwell Heath a 22-year-old man was also arrested over allegations of fraud by false representation.

Five others were taken into police custody in central London, including a detective constable, 32, attached to the Met’s intelligence bureau.

He was arrested on suspicion of money laundering, fraud by false representation, perverting the course of justice and computer misuse offences.]

He has been suspended from duty.

Det Ch Insp Sharon Brooks, leading the investigation, said: “Acting on intelligence we have carried out an operation that has resulted in nine arrests, including two serving police officers.

“We are committed to dealing with all corruption in the Met, and that includes those who seek to corrupt our staff.”

The police confirmed the status of the arrested officers is being reviewed and the IPCC are aware of the investigation.

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