‘Furious’ Sadiq Khan to meet Cressida Dick over rape boast Met Police WhatsApp revelations

A source close to the mayor said: “Sadiq was furious reading the findings of this report and is deeply concerned ... this would have been shocking in the 1970s, let alone today and we know it’s not just Charing Cross.”

A “furious” Sadiq Khan will meet with Met Commissioner Cressida Dick today, demanding answers over the revelations police officers sent vile messages to each other joking about rape and boasting of domestic violence.

The shocking exchanges were uncovered in the Independent Office for Police Conduct investigation into cops at Charing Cross police station between 2016 and 2018, known as Operation Hatton.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Picture: Victoria Jones - Pool/Getty Images

The Mayor of London has hauled Cressida Dick over the coals, and wants answers how this will never happen again.

A source close to the Mayor said: “Sadiq was furious reading the findings of this report and is deeply concerned this further damages and erodes the trust and confidence of Londoners in the Met.

“This would have been shocking in the 1970s, let alone today and we know it’s not just Charing Cross.

“Sadiq is calling in the Commissioner to explain how she will ensure that there is no reoccurrence of totally unacceptable behaviour.

“He also wants reassurance on what is being done to ensure this sort of stuff isn’t happening elsewhere in the Met.

“These cultural issues aren’t historic but under the current Met leadership’s watch.

“He is also making sure that Dame Louise Casey will have full access to every corner of the force as part of her wide ranging review and that the Met will accept the key recommendations.

“Londoners need to see evidence that the Met is changing and changing quickly.”

Charing Cross police station, where the disgraced officers were based. Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images

And now the horrifying WhatsApp messages, which the watchdog has warned are “not isolated” incidents.

The messages included:

Couzens was handed a whole life order at the Old Bailey for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard.

One WhatsApp conversation between two officers read

  • Officer 1: “My bird won’t stop taking the piss. Swear to god, I’m going to smack her”
  • Officer 2: “Slap her one…say you didn’t”
  • Officer 1: “I’ll fucking do it. She’s fucked off home.”

And a separate WhatsApp conversation between two police officers read

  • Officer 1: “I fucking need to take my bird out, won’t see her until next Saturday. Then I have to work. Promised to take her out the Friday after. Making it up to her from when I backhanded her”
  • Officer 2: “Grab her by the pussy”
  • Officer 1: “You ever slapped your missus?”
  • Officer 1: “It makes them love you more. Seriously since I did that she won’t leave me alone. Now I know why these daft cunts are getting murdered by their spastic boyfriends. Knock a bird about and she will love you. Human nature. They are biologically programmed to like that shit.”
  • Officer 2: “Lmao”
  • Officer 1: “I’m right though.”
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick has come under fire following the Sarah Everard murder by police officer Wayne Couzens. Credit: Ming Yeung/Getty Images

While a further conversation between two officers read

  • Officer 1: “I had that massive fight with my bird because she found out I’d been out on the piss with this girl who’s a high class hooker a couple of weeks ago Hahahah”
  • Officer 1: “Make friends with high class hookers”
  • Officer 2: “I had one in Watford from adult work. Used to fuck her all the time” 
  • Officer 1: “Yes! Hahaha”
  • Officer 2: “used just hang out and blast her on the sly”
  • Officer 2: “when I was on roids and needed it every hour.” 

And further messages sent about women include:

  • “Getting a woman in to bed is like spreading butter. It can be done with a bit of effort using a credit card, but it’s quicker and easier just to use a knife.”
  • “Fuck knows what she’s on about I just wanna spuff on her” (sent by an officer in reference to another police officer’s girlfriend).
  • “Mate my Mrs is driving me mad - come and shag a baby into her it might shut her up bro.” 

At a meeting of city hall’s policing committee, Susan Hall, Conservative group leader, said: “We’re all clearly very concerned about the devastating IOPC report which came out yesterday.

“I understand none of the officers present will make a statement and that’s fine because we will be asking the deputy commissioner on February 23.

“But I will say this report will not help confidence in the police and therefore will impact on victims’ views and I think therefore it is quite pertinent for us to think about that this morning.”

A Met spokesperson said: “The conduct of a team of officers at Charing Cross Police Station in central London does not represent the values of the Metropolitan Police Service.

“We are deeply sorry to Londoners and everyone they have failed with their appalling conduct and acknowledge how this will damage the trust and confidence of many in the Met.

“Since this reprehensible behaviour was uncovered in 2017 we have taken a series of measures to hold those responsible to account and stamp out unacceptable behaviour.”