Met officers warned they could face disciplinary action if they strip off at London gay club’s ‘Porn Idol’ event
- A senior officer said Met PCs would be spoken to if they danced at the event
- The inspector said it could make it ‘awkward’ if officers return to the club on duty
- The warning comes after the Metropolitan Police was put into special measures
Scotland Yard officers have been warned against taking their clothes off at a ‘porn idol’ event where contestants strip for money at a central London gay club.
An inspector warned officers they could face disciplinary action if they stripped at the event at Heaven nightclub in Charing Cross while off duty.
The Times reported that the senior officer warned in an email sent to the West End policing unit: ‘It makes it awkward for the staff at the location to then have to deal with you when you are next on shift attending the venue to carry out official duties.’
The inspector added that ‘CCTV would be viewed and officers spoken to’ if they continued to take part in the event.
(Stock Image) Officers have been warned they could face disciplinary action if they stripped at the event at Heaven nightclub in Charing Cross while off duty
The G-A-Y Porn Idol competition is held every Thursday evening at Heaven nightclub and is often hosted by drag queens from television show RuPaul’s Drag Race
The warning comes after Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary put the force in special measures following a series of high profile scandals and a failure to properly record crime.
Sir Mark Rowley was announced last month as the new commissioner for Britain’s biggest police force, succeeding Dame Cressida Dick after she resigned from the role when told by London Mayor Sadiq Khan he no longer had confidence in her.
The G-A-Y Porn Idol competition is held every Thursday evening and is often hosted by drag queens from television show RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Contestants compete to win up to £1,000 prize money.
Singer Adele made a surprise appearance as a guest judge at the event in February, and was seen dancing on a stripper pole in front of the cheering audience.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘An Inspector from the West End Proactive Partnership Team has sent an email to staff within the Met’s Central West BCU after a matter was reported to the Met’s Licensing officers.
‘There is no suggestion of any unlawful act having taken place. However officers were reminded of the need to uphold standards while off duty, especially when identifying themselves as police officers.’