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Met Police special constable charged with rape in Shropshire
A Metropolitan Police officer has appeared in court charged with rape.
Special Constable Paul Hoile, 40, was arrested in Benfleet, Essex, on Wednesday night and charged on Friday.
He has been charged with three counts of rape and one of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent in connection with an alleged incident in Shropshire on 5 July.
He appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court earlier where he was remanded in custody.
The charges followed an investigation by West Mercia Police.
Mr Hoile, who is based in the Met Police's North West Command Unit, has been suspended.
The Met Police's Directorate of Professional Standards has been made aware of the case and it has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by both forces.
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