A Wimbledon police officer has been given a restraining order after being found not guilty of sexually assaulting and stalking a prostitute.

Sep 2015: Metropolitan Police PC sexually assaulted prostitute before stalking her for a year, Old Bailey hears

PC Irshad Kamal, of Bramfield Road, Wandsworth, was accused during the trial of forcibly grabbing the woman’s breasts in a public place, inundating her with phone calls and text messages and loitering outside her house.

He was arrested after his phone number and description were posted on the website 'Ugly Mugs', used by sex workers to warn others of clients they have concerns about.

PC Kamal, who denied all the charges against him, has been suspended from duty at Wimbledon police station since the allegations emerged in November 2014.

He was found not guilty of sexual assault at the Old Bailey on September 29, but the jury failed to reach a verdict on the charge of stalking involving serious alarm or distress.

A re-trial on the charge of stalking was due to begin on Tuesday, January 26, but at a pre-trial hearing on Friday, January 22, the prosecution failed to enter any evidence against him.

The trial had heard evidence he had called the woman around 100 times between December 6-18 in 2013.

He first contacted the victim after finding her profile on the website Adultwork.com in November 2013, where she offered "the girlfriend experience" to clients and charged around £130 an hour, the court had heard.

PC Kamal was acquitted by the judge, but served with a restraining order.