Met cop who dressed as Jimmy Savile at his stag do ESCAPES disciplinary action
A police sergeant has escaped disciplinary proceedings after being photographed while dressed as paedophile Jimmy Savile on his stag weekend alongside a group of fellow officers.
Among the Scotland Yard officers photographed with him are an inspector, two constables and a sergeant of 18 years’ experience, who oversaw policing at the 2019 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, south-east London.
Sergeant Hughes can be seen grinning at the camera wearing a long wig, Savile’s signature tracksuit and round sunglasses and holding a cigar to his mouth while surrounded by his friends in a bar.
The officers are understood to have travelled to the Canary Islands for five days in early September for his stag party, and stayed in Playa de las Americas on the south-west of Tenerife.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said last night that rather than face a misconduct hearing, the group, based in Bexley, south-east London, would be subjected to ‘reflective practice’.
That means officers will merely have to make written submissions explaining their behaviour to their line managers.
The practice falls short of a disciplinary process, meaning the officers will not be blocked from promotions or job moves. Savile’s victims reacted with disgust to the images, which have emerged days after Wayne Couzens was jailed for life.
Savile died in 2011 aged 84 and a huge number of sex abuse allegations emerged the following year.
The television presenter raped and assaulted patients, staff and visitors in 41 hospitals, a children’s home and a hospice over nearly 50 years.