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Harrow police officer admits making indecent images of children

A Met officer has pleaded guilty to making and distributing indecent images of children offences.

PC Adam Merriman, attached to a proactive team covering Barnet, Brent and Harrow, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 8 March, charged with three counts of making an indecent image of a child, three counts of distributing an indecent image of a child, and resisting arrest.

PC Merriman pleaded guilty to all seven offences and was remanded in custody to next appear at Southwark Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.

He was arrested on Thursday, 7 March and was later charged.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards is aware. PC Merriman has today resigned from the Met.

Chief Superintendent Sara Leach, in charge of policing for the area, said: “I recognise and share the shock and concern this news will cause among our local community and across London. I will be speaking to our partners and community forums to listen to their views in the coming days.

“Investigating officers worked quickly to charge PC Merriman after his arrest for these incredibly serious offences. Misconduct proceedings will now take place as soon as possible.”

In 2017, PC Merriman was acquitted of harassment and assault of a woman known to him, following a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

An investigation was carried out by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards who found a case to answer at the level of misconduct.

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