Met police officer, 28, who headbutted cocktail bar worker is sacked from the force
Met police officer, 28, who headbutted a cocktail bar worker when he accused him of breaking Covid lockdown rules during an evening off is sacked by strength
- Luke Wilson, 28, assaulted Johnny White at a Be at One Bar in London last year
- Mr Wilson was on a night out with other Met officers and broke Covid rules
- When the bar manager confronted the group, Mr Wilson headbutted him
- He was convicted of assault earlier this year and was sacked from the Met
A Met Police officer who headbutted a bar manager after breaking Covid rules has been sacked.
Luke Wilson, 28, avoided jail in March after being found guilty of assaulting the man in Be At One at Monument, London, in July last year.
Mr Wilson was out partying with a group of around 20 other off-duty police officers when bar manager Johnny White challenged the group for breaching Covid restrictions by moving between tables.
In a confrontation between Mr Wilson and Mr White being caught on camera, the Met officer headbutted the bar manager, sparking a fight in the bar.
Former Met Police officer Luke Wilson, 28, pictured leaving Westminster Magistrates’ Court in March after being found guilty of assault
The Met officer was convicted after a trial at Westminster Magistrates Court and sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to perform 80 hours of community service and to pay £200 compensation and £903.
On Thursday, Mr Wilson was sacked from the Metropolitan Police and banned from policing by a disciplinary hearing, The Evening Standard reported.
The hearing said: ‘Police officers are rightly held to a high standard of professionalism and standards of behaviour.
“Whether they are on duty or not, they must conduct themselves in a manner befitting public service,” Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry said.
CCTV footage showed PC Luke Wilson headbutting bar manager Johnny White on July 2 last year after he and his group of officers were confronted for breaking Covid rules
“PC Wilson’s behavior fell well below the standards we expect of our officers and it is right that he faced the consequences of his actions.
“The Met is driven by the values of professionalism, integrity, courage and compassion. We want only the best and will always act when our employees fall below the exemplary standards we and the public expect.
During his trial earlier this year, District Judge Briony Clarke called Mr Wilson’s actions a “moment of madness”.
The defendant at trial, Tom Bushnell, told the court that the assault was “irrelevant” and “paled” in comparison to his “brilliant career” as a police officer.