A serving Met Police officer has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague while on duty. 

PC Archit Sharma, attached to the North Area Basic Command Unit, was charged on July 28 2021 after an allegation of assault had been submitted on December 7 the previous year. 

He was found guilty following a trial at Wood Green Crown Court, which ended on March 6, and is due to be sentenced at the same court on May 5. 

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Det Ch Supt Caroline Haines, responsible for local policing in Enfield and Haringey, said: “I am furious that an officer has behaved in such a grossly unacceptable way. In doing what he did, PC Sharma totally betrayed all the values of policing. 

“I hope that this outcome demonstrates that we will treat reports of sexual assault with the utmost seriousness, wherever they occur and whoever is responsible. I applaud the bravery of this officer in coming forward in the way they did.” 

A police spokesperson said misconduct proceedings will now follow, and that PC Sharma is currently suspended from duty.