Officer to appear in court charged with false imprisonment and assault

A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer is to be suspended from duty after being charged with false imprisonment and assault.

Dec 8, 2022
By Paul Jacques

The force said Police Constable Sam Grigg, attached to the South West Basic Command Unit, was charged on Thursday (December 8) and is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

The offence is alleged to have taken place at a house in Twickenham on Friday (December 2), when the officer was off-duty, and was reported on Tuesday.

The MPS said the suspect and the victim – a woman aged in her twenties – are known to each other. She suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Commander Jon Savell, in charge of the MPS’s professional standards team, said: “I recognise this news will cause concern and I would like to reassure the public that we took immediate steps as soon as the report was received by police.

“As criminal proceedings are now active, it would inappropriate to comment further.’

The MPS said its Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and a referral will also be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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