Metropolitan Police officer, 28, denies raping a woman in five-star London hotel
A police officer accused of raping a woman at a luxury hotel denied the charge today.
PC Adam Zaman, 28, is accused of carrying out the sex attack in the 5-star Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street in the City of London on Sunday, October 24.
The Met Police officer, based in the east area command unit, who was off-duty at the time, was arrested the following day and charged with rape.
PC Zaman denied rape when he appeared today at the Old Bailey via video-link from HMP Wormwood Scrubs, speaking only to confirm his name, date of birth and deny the charge.
Pc Adam Zaman, pictured, is accused of raping a woman at the Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street last month. He is suspended by the Metropolitan Police and the matter was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct
Judge Philip Katz QC remanded PC Zaman in custody until a further hearing on December 22. A trial date has yet to be set.
The officer is currently suspended and the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
Following PC Zaman’s arrest, Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers said: ‘I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence. We absolutely share that concern.
PC Zaman is remanded in custody until a further hearing at the Old Bailey on December 22. A trial date has yet to be set
‘We acted swiftly when this allegation was reported to us and have fully supported what continues to be a thorough investigation by detectives from the City of London Police. Specialist support is being provided to the complainant.
‘PC Zaman has now been charged and it is important that criminal proceedings are allowed to take their course.
‘Nothing should be said or reported which could put the integrity of those proceedings at risk.’