A police constable has been dismissed without notice after pleading guilty to criminal damage following an investigation by Kent Police.

An accelerated misconduct was hearing held on Friday, 15 July and chaired by Deputy Commissioner Helen Ball.

After considering all the evidence, it was concluded that PC Elliot Booker-Keep, attached to the South Area Command Unit, had breached the standards of professional behaviour in relation to ‘discreditable conduct’.

Following an investigation by Kent Police, PC Booker-Keep appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 8 June where he was given a three-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £22 victim surcharge after earlier pleading guilty to criminal damage.

PC Booker-Keep was arrested on 2 January 2022 after he threw a bin at a car belonging to his former partner causing damage to the windscreen.

The offences occurred while he was off duty.

As soon as the Met was alerted to the Kent Police investigation the Directorate of Professional Standards was made aware and PC Booker-Keep was placed on restricted duties.

PC Booker-Keep will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing. Those appearing on the list cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the IOPC or HMIC.