Police officers to stand trial over theft from the Met

Two police officers serving in south-east London are to stand trial accused of theft from the Metropolitan Police.

PC Kenneth Potter, 29, and PC Ian Scouler, 45, both from Plumstead Police Station, will appear at Southwark Crown Court on 11 April.

PC Potter is also charged with receiving stolen goods and entered no plea, said Westminster Magistrates' Court.

PC Scouler entered a not guilty plea. The officers have been suspended.

The force added that the charges related to "searches where it is alleged Met property was stolen".

In a statement it said the charges followed "an Independent Police Complaints Commission managed investigation".

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