PC Adam Zaman: Serving Met Police officer in court charged with rape

PC Adam Zaman appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

<p>The hearing was held at New Scotland Yard. Photo from the Met Police. </p>

The hearing was held at New Scotland Yard. Photo from the Met Police.

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has appeared in court after being charged with rape.

PC Adam Zaman, 28, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, October 27, after being charged by the City of London Police earlier that day.

Zaman, of Kingston Road, Romford, was remanded in custody until his next hearing at the Old Bailey on November 24.

The is part of the East Area Command Unit (EACU), which covers Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham.

He was arrested on Monday, October 25, in relation to an incident alleged to have occurred in the City of London on the evening of Sunday, 24 October when Zaman was off duty.

A court official confirmed Zaman entered a plea of not guilty.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) has been informed and Zaman has been suspended.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Det Ch Supt Paul Trevers, policing commander for the EACU, said: “I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence.

“We absolutely share that concern.

“We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police.

“Specialist support is being provided to the complainant.

“PC Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course.

“Nothing should be said or reported which could put the integrity of those proceedings at risk."