Serving Met officer suspended from duty after stalking charge

East Area BCU officer has been charged with stalking

PC Jonathan Simon, attached to the East Area command unit, has appeared in court charged with stalking - Credit: PA/PA Images

A serving Met officer has been charged with stalking.

PC Jonathan Simon - attached to the East Area command unit covering Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham - appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday, July 5). 

He was bailed to next appear at the same court on October 6.

PC Simon was arrested yesterday - Monday, July 4 - in relation to a course of alleged behaviour toward a victim known to him.

The allegations relate to a period between May 2021 to July 2022.

The Met’s directorate of professional standards has been informed, and a referral made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

PC Simon has been suspended from duty.