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Retired Met cop charged with rape 18 years ago | UK News

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A former Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, attempted rape and indecent assault, police said.

Stephen Kyere was charged over an off-duty incident in Teddington, south-west London, in April 2004.

At the time, Kyere was an officer attached to Hammersmith and Fulham Police. He retired in March 2021.

Kyere was charged in January this year following an investigation.

A Met spokesman said: “A former Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape, attempted rape and indecent assault.

“Former PC Stephen Kyere will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court on Tuesday February 1.

“The charges relate to an incident at Teddington in April 2004 when he was an officer, then attached to Hammersmith and Fulham Police, and was off duty. Former PC Kyere was charged by postal requisition following an investigation by officers from the South West Command Unit.

“He retired from the Metropolitan Police on March 19, 2021. Cases of misconduct will be considered following criminal proceedings.”

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