A woman who went to the Met for help when she was “in serious condition” after receiving threatening messages from an ex-partner has claimed she was being looked after by one of their agents who took advantage of her vulnerability.
The anonymous woman, from the UK, is one of many who come forward to share their experiences in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder by an on-duty officer.
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Speak with The subway, the woman in question recalled receiving a tirade of abuse from an ex-partner for months when she decided to report it to the police.
While she initially thought the police officer, whom she calls PC X – a man in his early fifties – was “very helpful and understanding”, she claims it didn’t take long for things to take an inappropriate turn – adding that he was taking advantage of its position of current.
“The nature of the way PC X talked to me changed and he became more and more inappropriate as time went on,” she said. “I think there was understanding that it would develop into a sexual relationship, but I was so happy to have a police officer by my side.”
An anonymous woman from the United Kingdom is one of many who come forward to share their experiences in the wake of Sarah Everard’s murder by an on-duty officer. Pictured, stock image
The woman explained that after being bombarded with despicable text messages and threatening phone calls, along with disturbing packages sent to her home by her ex-partner, she developed PTSD and got to the point where she no longer wanted to live.
Over the course of a few months, she reported the abuse to the police, but little was done to help. Shortly after, she learned that her abuser had reported her for a fabricated crime and charged her with harassment.
After losing her seducer to the police force to the shock of what she heard, two officers soon appeared at her door – including PC X.
She went on to say that he made her feel like she was really being listened to and when he left he gave her a “big hug” along with his personal number before urging her “any time, day or night.” night to call. He even suggested that the couple go for a coffee.
“It may sound crazy now, but it didn’t feel inappropriate at the time,” she explained. “I was desperate and so happy that someone would finally help me.”
The woman went on to explain that a week later, she messaged PC X asking if he was still willing to help her.
Months of text messages and phone calls followed, and after another threatening phone call from her ex-partner, PC X assured her that everything would be fine.
According to the woman, who had been listed as a vulnerable person by then, PC X urged her to talk only to him and no other officers, even going so far as to tell her to distance herself from her loved ones.
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But over time, she explained how PC X stopped responding to her messages — which contained allusions at the time — so she decided to file a complaint because she still lived in fear of her abuser.
It wasn’t until she told another police officer that PC X would often call her on his cellphone that things started to unravel.
She discovered that PC X hadn’t actually registered the crime reports she sent to him – and only now was it listed as a true crime.
“I now know for sure that he took care of me, hoping to become my only support network and isolate me from my friends and family,” she explained. “His intention was that I would repay the ‘help’ he offered me with a sexual relationship.”
“Looking back, I can see it as very coercive and predatory behavior, but at the time I was vulnerable and I liked being by my side.”
But things took an even worse turn when she learned that she… wasn’t the only one to suffer PC X’s inappropriate behavior.
Around the time he stopped taking her calls, she discovered that another woman – who had started a sexual relationship with him – tried to commit suicide as a result of his controlling behavior towards her.
However, she continued to deal with her ex’s relentless fear, explaining how professional Standards contacted her, and it wasn’t until 18 months later that she heard from PC X again.
When he got a phone call out of the blue, he told a lot of details about her — including clothes she’d been wearing and where she was going — along with sexual things that made her feel “uncomfortable” and “dirty.”
Despite reporting PC X when the calls went through, the woman explained that the police said they couldn’t do much because he resigned the day before he called her again.
The woman explained that although PC X has been found guilty of gross misconduct for his behavior with the other person in question, and no longer works for the police, she feels that not enough has been done.
‘Am I still living in fear? I do,” she said. ‘Am I convinced there are other victims? Yes. Am I worried that this man could strike again? Absolute. Have the police done enough? Certainly not.
A Met Police spokesperson told FEMAIL: “The former police officer resigned from the Met in July 2019.
At the time, he was subject to disciplinary proceedings. A later hearing revealed that if he had still been a Met officer, he would have been fired.
The former officer is under investigation after receiving a citizen complaint filed after he resigned. While this is ongoing, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”