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Metropolitan Police officer found not guilty of rape

A Metropolitan Police constable has been cleared of raping a woman.

Errol Patterson, 52, of Leyton, east London, who serves at Lambeth police station, was found not guilty following a trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

The jury returned a unanimous verdict clearing him of raping the woman five times over a period from 2005 to 2011.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the force would make a decision on whether to begin its own disciplinary proceedings against the officer.

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