A Merton police officer has been found guilty of rape following a trial in Antigua.

PC Lee Martin-Cramp, a serving officer attached to the borough, will be sentenced on a date that will soon be confirmed, according to Scotland Yard.

The force added that a misconduct review will be conducted by the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards now that criminal proceedings have finished.

Commander Catherine Roper, Professional Standards, said: “PC Martin-Cramp has been found guilty of an extremely serious offence by an Antiguan court.

“The evidence given during the trial included distressing details of how the victim trusted him because he was a police officer, and how he took advantage of that trust in the most deplorable way.

“The officer’s actions fell well below that of any decent person, but particularly a person whose job is to protect people and keep them safe. He will now be subject to expedited misconduct proceedings.”

PC Martin-Cramp, 26, was arrested in June 2016 following an allegation of rape.

It was reported in June 2015 and was related to an offence committed against a woman in Antigua a month prior.

He was then extradited to Antigua last September, following an extradition request from the Antiguan authorities, before being found guilty today (May 23).

PC Martin-Cramp is currently suspended from his duties.