Two Met Police officers issued written warnings after ‘concerning’ conduct in Croydon rape case

Two Metropolitan Police officers have been issued written warnings after they discouraged a 15-year-old victim from reporting her Croydon car park rape.

At the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) misconduct hearing, which concluded on 3 October, PC Michael Silverthorne was issued a final written warning for gross misconduct and PC Stephen Tanner a written warning for misconduct.

Footage reviewed by the panel during the misconduct hearing showed the 15-year-old providing the two officers with a clear account of her February 2017 ordeal, for which the girl’s attacker was later arrested and charged, and jailed for seven and a half years for rape.

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