Police officer acquitted of carrying out racist attack in Forest Gate

Pc Liam OCarroll was acquitted at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Images

Pc Liam OCarroll was acquitted at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Images - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

A Met police officer has been cleared of carrying out a racist attack in Forest Gate while off duty.

Pc Liam O’Carroll was found not guilty of racially aggravated common assault today following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.

The officer was arrested following an incident in Romford Road just before midnight on October 9, 2016.

The 32-year-old, who is based in Enfield, had admitted two counts of assault at an earlier hearing and was fined £750 and ordered to pay £200 court costs. He now faces a misconduct review and is currently on restricted duties within the Met.