A Metropolitan Police officer has been dismissed after making sexual comments to female colleagues. 

Sergeant Neil Shipsey, of the Central East command unit which serves Tower Hamlets and Hackney, was investigated by the Directorate of Professional Standards in 2021 after he made the comments to his colleagues when in a police vehicle. 

Det Ch Supt James Conway said: “Sgt Shipsey’s behaviour was completely unacceptable. There is no excuse for these type of comments or for making those subject to his remarks feel uncomfortable while at work.

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“Our officers know that they must account for their actions and it is right that Sgt Shipsey has faced a misconduct hearing and will no longer be able to work within policing.”

During the misconduct hearing Shipsey was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour with his comments.

His dismissal means he will be barred from working for the police, police watchdog IOPC and fire services.