Waltham Forest cop in custody charged with assault

Police Constable Bilal Naveed was arrested three days ago and has been suspended from the force

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A local cop has been arrested and charged with assault and perverting the court of justice.

Police Constable Bilal Naveed works for the joint police force for Waltham Forest and Newham but is currently suspended after his arrest last week.

PC Naveed was arrested on 21st April in connection with an alleged assault on Saturday, 1st April, that took place while he was off-duty.

He is being held in policy custody and is due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today, charged with both assault and perverting the cause of justice.

Both the Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Office for Police Conduct have been made aware.

Last summer, a police officer was sacked for punching a handcuffed teenager in the Leyton area. An investigation found Steve Martin used “unnecessary and unreasonable force” while responding to a reported robbery.

Two years ago, former local cops Deniz Jaffer and Jamie Lewis were jailed for two years and nine months each for misconduct in public office after mocking a pair of murdered women they were assigned to guard.