Richmond police officer serving in west London charged with attempted rape

Police officer serving in Richmond charged with attempted rape. Credit: PA

A police officer serving in Richmond has been charged with attempted rape, Scotland Yard said.

James McKibbin, 30, a serving police officer on Richmond Borough was charged on Monday, 7 November.

The alleged offence did not take place while the officer was on duty and is alleged to have occurred between January and December 2012 at a location in South Croydon.

He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, 5 December.

The officer was arrested in April 2016, following an investigation by detectives from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.

The officer is currently on restricted duties.