Met officer accused of rape 'taunted' victim

A serving Metropolitan police constable accused of repeatedly raping a woman "taunted" her that no one would believe her if she reported the attacks because of his job, a court has heard.

Errol Patterson, 52, is accused of raping the woman five times over a period from 2005 to 2011, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

Patterson, who serves at Lambeth police station, used a "policeman lock" to trap the woman during one of the alleged assaults and ordered her to "stop resisting" in another incident, the jury heard.

Patterson, of Leyton, east London, denies five counts of rape.