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Met officer Andrew Ott, from Mount Road, Rochester, sacked from Metropolitan Police

ByMedway Messenger reporter

A Met police officer from Medway - who was jailed for eight months after being convicted of smashing a student’s tooth out during the tuition fee protests - has now been sacked.

PC Andrew Ott was on duty during the demonstrations London in 2010, when he struck a demonstrator with his riot shield – knocking his tooth out.

Andrew Ott has been sacked.
Andrew Ott has been sacked.

Ott, of Mount Road, Rochester, and two other officers were also accused of concocting a reason to falsely arrest the student after he was injured, but were cleared of perverting the course of justice by the jury.

Ott, 36, who grew up in Borstal Village and was a pupil at the former Borstal Manor Junior School in Warwick Crescent, was found guilty of causing actual bodily harm at Southwark Crown Court in May.

The court was told student, William Horner, 20, had been trying to leave a kettled area during the protest in Parliament Square, Westminster, when he was struck.

Ott and the other two officers PC Calvin Lindsay, 31, from east London, and PC Thomas Barnes, 31, from Greenhithe, had been on restricted duties during the court proceedings.

Ott was jailed on May 20 for eight months.

Andrew Ott has been sacked from the Met
Andrew Ott has been sacked from the Met

At the time, the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) revealed all three officers do have cases to answer for gross misconduct and will face disciplinary hearings by the Metropolitan Police Service.

Now the force has revealed Ott, who used to police the Lewisham area was sacked yesterday, following a special case hearing chaired by Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt.

Ott faced allegations that his conduct amounted to a breach of the standards of professional behaviour in respect of: use of force; dishonesty and integrity; discreditable conduct and authority; respect and courtesy.

The chairman of the hearing found all of the allegations proven as gross misconduct.

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