A police detective has been cleared of any wrongdoing after claims he sexually assaulted a woman on a night out.

Detective Constable James Bartrum, who is based in Waltham Forest, was cleared of allegations following a three-day misconduct held in private at Met offices last week.

The hearing was told the complainant claimed DC Bartrum assaulted her on January 10, while he was out with a group of officers from Waltham Forest borough.

She then alleged that he touched her breasts over the top of her clothing, without her permission or consent to do so.

If the allegations had been proven, they could have amounted to gross misconduct, according to Met documents published before the hearing.

However, after viewing CCTV footage of the incident, the disciplinary panel found the allegations not proven.