Paul Hoile: Met Police special constable charged with three counts of rape

Paul Hoile, 40, appeared before magistrates on Saturday accused of anal rape, two counts of oral rape and a sexual offence.

A special constable currently serving with the Metropolitan Police has been charged with rape and other sexual offences.

Paul Hoile, 40, appeared before magistrates on Saturday accused of anal rape, two counts of oral rape and an offence under section four of the Sexual Offences Act.

The charges relate to an alleged attack on Sheriffhales Drive, Lilleshall, Newport, Shrops, on Tuesday July 5.

He was arrested in the Benfleet area of Essex at around 10.30pm on Wednesday and transferred to custody in Telford, Shrops.

Special Constable Hoile, who appeared before Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court, is based in the Metropolitan Police’s North West Command Unit - which covers Barnet, Brent and Harrow.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been made aware and SC Hoile has been suspended from duty.

The incident has also been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by West Mercia Police and the Metropolitan Police.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “Officers are satisfied there is no risk to the public but visible patrols have been increased across Lilleshall and Newport.

“Anyone with any concerns about a sexual offence, either recently or in the past, is urged to get in touch.”