Met police inspector arrested over racial abuse claims

A Metropolitan Police inspector has been arrested on suspicion of racial abuse.

The officer, based in north London, is being investigated by the force's Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after an incident in Barnet.

The Met said the officer, who was off-duty at the time of the alleged incident at 7.40am on Monday, was arrested and suspended while the incident is investigated.

"He is at present on police bail and has been suspended from duties pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, " a Met spokesperson said.

The IPCC confirmed it's supervising the investigation - the latest allegation of racism by Met officers under investigation by Scotland Yard and the IPCC.