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COERCIVE AND CONTROLLING: Met Police officer from Hemel Hempstead charged with sexual offences

 Published on: 26th February 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

A serving Metropolitan Police officer from Hemel Hempstead has been charged and remanded in connection with rape, stalking offences and coercive controlling behaviour in Stevenage.

Jake Cummings, 23, of Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with one count of rape, two counts of stalking, and two counts of controlling and coercive behaviour.

The charges relate to incidents that occurred in Hertfordshire, involving one female victim.

Cummings appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Friday, February 23, and has been remanded to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Tuesday, March 26.

Cummings is a serving police officer with the Metropolitan Police and has been suspended from duties with immediate effect pending an internal investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Macbeth, of Hertfordshire’s Sexual Offences Investigation Team, said: “I am grateful for the level of bravery that this woman has displayed by coming forward to report the incidents.

“Anyone wishing to report a rape or sexual assault will always be treated sensitively and with respect by us. We recognise how difficult it must be but please be assured we have specially trained officers who can help you every step of the way.”

You can report crime online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

Anyone in Hertfordshire who has experienced sexual abuse or sexual violence can contact the Herts Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) for practical and emotional support. The centre can arrange face-to-face support, sexual health referrals, and provide forensic medical examinations for those who want them. This service is open to everyone, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.

To contact Herts SARC, call the 24/7 helpline on 0808 178 4448, email them at or visit their website.

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