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Serving police constable convicted following trial

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By: Keerthi Mohan

A serving police officer has been found guilty of perverting the course of justice following a trial at Kingston Crown Court, it was reported on Tuesday (10).

Hitesh Lakhani, a police constable based on the Central West Command Unit, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. He will be sentenced on January 10, 2020.

The court heard that in September last year PC Lakhani called police to say a child had been sexually assaulted in Uxbridge. He was not in duty then.

However, an investigation revealed no related allegations and analysis of CCTV showed the alleged offence did not happen.

PC Lakhani remains on restricted duties. A misconduct process will commence now that criminal proceedings have been completed.

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