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Met Police officer charged with possession of indecent images of children

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with three counts of possession of indecent images of children.

PC Darren Hourigan was charged following an investigation by the force’s Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Team, supported by the Directorate of Professional Standards.

The officer, who is attached to the South Area Command, was arrested in March 2020.

He was initially bailed before being released under investigation.

He was charged by postal requisition notice on Wednesday, 21 September and will appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

PC Hourigan was suspended prior to being charged.

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