Plaistow police officers up in court

TWO Plaistow police sergeants are facing prosecution after an allegation of assault against an officer was dropped.

Sergeants Tim Nunn, 39, and Lee Morgan, 40, who were custody officers at the Barking Road police station, are accused of perverting the course of justice and are due to appear before Horseferry Road Magistrates Court in central London on November 5.

The case follows an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into an incident in April last year when it was alleged that a man assaulted a police officer while in custody.

In a statement this afternoon the IPCC said: “He was subsequently arrested for this offence. However, after further lines of enquiry, the case against him was dropped.

“An investigation by the Metropolitan Police Services Directorate of Professional Standards was launched, managed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. A report was passed to the Crown Prosecution Service in June 2010 for its consideration and a decision was made that the officers should be prosecuted.”