Probe into inappropriate relationships leads to bribery charges for former Metropolitan Police officer
A former Metropolitan Police officer is among eight people charged with bribery offences, following an investigation into inappropriate relationships between police officers and people running local businesses.
Ex-sergeant Frank Partridge, 48, from Wing in Buckinghamshire is accused of conspiracy to commit bribery.
He was charged with the offence alongside seven others on Wednesday.
The Met said it follows a long-running investigation by the Anti-Corruption Command looking into allegations of corruption by police licensing officers in Westminster, and inappropriate relationships between police officers and people running local businesses.
The charges come after a file was first passed to the Crown Prosecution Service in December 2017.
The others charged are Ryan Bishti, 41, of Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London; Pamela Bishti, 66, of Outram Road, Croydon; Hassan Serdoud, 54, of Fellows Road, Camden; Anna Ginandes, 44, of Fellows Road, Camden; Terry Neil, 55, of Kimbers Drive, Slough; Soraya Henderson, 55, of Glenmore Close, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe; and Eamonn Mulholland, 54, of Florence Street, Islington.
Serdoud has also been charged with bribery, the Met said. All eight are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on December 21.