Britain’s most senior police officer has admitted that there is the occasional “bad ’un” within the ranks of the Metropolitan police service.
Her comments came on the day that one of her officers pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and rape of Sarah Everard, who went missing in March while walking home in south London.
Speaking more widely about violence against women and girls in a speech given to the Women’s Institute on Tuesday, Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan police commissioner, said the force “must be and are intolerant of violence”.
“I have 44,000 people working in the Met. Sadly, some of them are abused at home, for example, and sadly, on occasion, I have a bad ’un,” she said. “We are intolerant, and we set ourselves high standards in how we work to identify and tackle and prevent any such behaviours.”
We only allow ourselves to execute one plumber every couple of years.