A Metropolitan Police officer who was convicted of falsely imprisoning and attacking a woman has been sacked.

PC Isaque Rodrigues-Leite, part of the Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC), was found guilty of four counts of false imprisonment, two counts of assault by beating, one count of coercive and controlling behaviour and one count of criminal damage. 

He was found not guilty of two counts of false imprisonment and one count of making threats to kill. 

A misconduct hearing on Monday (December 18) concluded that PC Rodrigues-Leite will be dismissed without notice and placed on the barred list for policing.

Detective Superintendent Christina Jessah, from the Roads & Transport Policing Unit, said: "The nature of this officer's offending was abhorrent. We do not want people who commit such offences working in the Met and our professional standards investigators will continue to be relentless in their pursuit of officers who let down their colleagues and Londoners."

A trial at Croydon Crown Court was told that PC Rodrigues-Leite carried out the offences over a period of two years in 2019 and 2020 where he repeatedly used threats and intimidation against a woman he knew. 

The woman came forward to police in September 2020 and PC Rodrigues-Leite was arrested. 

He was then suspended while an investigation took place. 

The jury returned their verdict on November 10 this year and PC Rodrigues-Leite will be sentenced on January 16, 2024. 

DSI Jessah previously said: “The victim in this case showed great bravery in coming forward, despite being told by Rodrigues-Leite she would not be taken seriously. We hope this case shows how seriously we take these offences, no matter who the perpetrator may be. 

“Anyone who believes they are a victim of domestic abuse, in whatever form, should have the confidence to come forward to police. We will do everything in our power to help and support you.”