Officer of the Met Police accused of raping two women in 11 days is released on bail

Officer of the Met Police accused of raping two women in 11 days is released on bail

Bail has been granted to a serving Metropolitan Police officer accused of raping two women 11 days apart.

The complainants, who are in their 20s and 30s, are said to have been attacked by Pc Rupert Edwards, 30.

He is accused of committing the rapes on August 26 in Epsom, Surrey, and on September 5 in Lambeth, south London, both while off-duty.

Following his appearance before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on December 9, Edwards, a resident of Ashstead, Surrey, was remanded in jail.

Prior to a Monday hearing for a plea and trial preparation, Inner London Crown Court Judge Freya Newbery granted him conditional bail on Friday.

He was ordered by the court to maintain a 24-hour electronic surveillance system and reside and sleep at his aunt’s home in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Previously, Scotland Yard said that the officer, who was assigned to the south west basic command unit, was detained on September 5 on suspicion of rape and later released on bail after being removed from duty.

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