Met officer resigns after trying to cover up crashing a police car into a post

Scotland Yard charge east London man, 27, with 'preparation of terrorism'. Picture: Met Police

Scotland Yard charge east London man, 27, with 'preparation of terrorism'. Picture: Met Police - Credit: MPS

A Met policeman who resigned after reversing his cop car into a post - would have been sacked for trying to cover it up.

A misconduct hearing heard that while on duty on October 22 2018, former PC Lesser caused damage to a police car by reversing into a post and “chose to conceal how the damage had been caused”.

It was alleged that he behaved in an “aggressive, discourteous and threatening way towards a junior colleague” with regard to the incident, said Scotland Yard.

Lesser, who was attached to the North West Command Unit, breached standards of professional behaviour in respect of honesty & integrity; authority, respect and courtesy and demonstrated discreditable conduct.

He resigned on March 7.

The hearing on July 3 found that if the former police constable had still been a serving officer he would have been dismissed without notice.