Serving Met police officer, 36, admits tying up 20-year-old woman with duct tape as he pleads guilty to false imprisonment and assault
- PC Sam Grigg, 36, has pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and assault
- The serving Met officer tied up Natasha Rabinowitz, 20, with duct tape last year
- Incident reported on December 6 last year and Grigg was charged two days later
- Commander Jon Savell said misconduct hearing will happen as soon as possible
A serving Metropolitan Police officer has admitted tying up a young woman with duct tape and falsely imprisoning her.
PC Sam Grigg, 36, pleaded guilty to charges of false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Natasha Rabinowitz, 20, in a house in Twickenham, south-west London, on December 2 last year.
It is said Grigg and Ms Rabinowitz were known to each other.
Grigg, who was attached to the South West Basic Command Unit, was suspended from duty after being charged.
Video-link at Kingston Crown Court (pictured), PC Sam Grigg, 36, he pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm
Appearing via video-link at Kingston Crown Court from HMP Wandsworth, and wearing a grey sweatshirt, he pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
John Howey, defending, said: ‘Mr Grigg accepts that he tied up the complainant. He takes no issue with anything she says.’
The Met said Ms Rabinowitz, aged in her 20s, suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
Grigg, of Hazel Close, Twickenham, south-west London, was off duty at the time of the offence.
Judge Georgina Kent ordered a pre-sentence report and adjourned the sentencing hearing to February 10 at the same court.
She said: ‘This is a serious offence.
‘The ordering of the report is not an indication of the outcome.’
The incident was reported on December 6 last year and Grigg was charged two days later, appearing in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on December 8.
Commander Jon Savell, who is in charge of the Met’s professional standards team, previously said: ‘I recognise this news will cause concern and I would like to reassure the public that we took immediate steps as soon as the report was received by police.’
PC Grigg appeared in court via video-link at from HMP Wandsworth (pictured)
According to an earlier statement from the force, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards was informed and a referral would be made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
In a statement published today, commander Savell said: ‘PC Grigg’s behaviour was totally unacceptable and I know it will cause concern among members of the public. He’s let down the Met and his colleagues who are committed to keeping the people of London safe.
‘We took immediate action to suspend PC Grigg from duty when his offending came to light and we will now look to commence misconduct proceedings at the earliest opportunity.
‘We are determined to have a Met that the public can trust, with officers that people feel comfortable to approach. When someone fails to meet these standards, we will take action to remove them from our organisation.’
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