Officer who made malicious calls to colleagues dismissed without notice

A police officer who made anonymous, malicious and threatening calls to five of his colleagues has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) after gross misconduct was proven against him.

Aug 18, 2021
By Tony Thompson

During October 2020, Police Constable Ajay Singh made a number of malicious and threatening phone calls to the officers while he was off-duty. All calls were made from a withheld number. The victims were subjected to threats, personal insults and verbal abuse.

One of the victims reported the matter on October 19, 2020 and following inquiries by officers, it was established that the phone used during the offences belonged to PC Singh. He was arrested later that day before being released on bail.

On November 16, 2020 he was further arrested in connection to the offences against the remaining victims.

PC Singh was charged on Thursday, March 11 via postal requisition. He has been suspended from duty since October 26, 2020.

PC Singh pleaded guilty to five counts of harassment in relation to five colleagues – four women and a man – at Woolwich Crown Court in May. He is due to be sentenced in September.

A misconduct hearing held on Tuesday (August 17), chaired by Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, found that PC Singh, who was attached to the North Area Basic Command Unit, breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Discreditable Conduct to the level of gross misconduct. He was dismissed without notice.

Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, in charge of local policing in Enfield and Haringey, said: β€œThe actions of PC Singh were reprehensible, particularly given they were committed against his own colleagues. His motive for these malicious offences remains unclear, and they have had a significant negative impact on his victims.

“This kind of conduct has no place in the Met and the hearing has rightly determined that PC Singh should be dismissed.”

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