A serving Met police officer has been accused of raping a woman at a London hotel.
PC Adam Zaman, 28, "strenuously denies" claims he led the alleged victim from a pub in Romford, east London, to the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street where she said the attack took place on Sunday evening.
He has been remanded into custody after being charged with rape.
Westminster Magistrates' Court heard on Wednesday Zaman "abused his position as a police officer" when he pulled out his police warrant card on multiple occasions, including when booking the hotel room.
Prosecutors claim the woman was too drunk to give consent.
Zaman is based on the Met's East Area Command Unit.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, policing commander for the East Area Command Unit, said on Wednesday before the defendant appeared in court: “I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence.
"We absolutely share that concern.
“We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police.
"Specialist support is being provided to the complainant.
“PC Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course."
Scotland Yard said the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards had been informed and Zaman has been suspended.
The matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the force added.
Zaman, of Romford, has been remanded into custody until his next appearance at the Central Criminal Court on 24 November.
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