Officer arrested over racial abuse

Police officer arrested. Credit: ITN

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

The officer is being investigated over an alleged incident in Barnet on Monday morning, while he was off duty.

He is now on police bail and has been suspended from duties.

Today's case is the latest in a recent string of allegations of racism made against the Met.

They include the case of Pc Alex MacFarlane, who will face criminal charges after being accused of racially abusing a suspect during last summer's riots.