A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of stalking.
PC Gerard Kennedy, aged 53, and attached to Met Operations, committed the offence between February 2023 and March 2023.
After receiving a report from the victim, officers from Northamptonshire Police attended Kennedy’s home address in Kings Sutton and found evidence which suggested he had been involved in stalking.
Following an investigation by Northamptonshire Police, he was charged with the offence of which he was found guilty of yesterday (September 6) at Northampton Crown Court.
He will return to the same court on October 11, 2023, when he will be sentenced.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Ashleigh Houlden said: “I am pleased that Gerard Kennedy has been found guilty of this offence by the jury and I hope this provides the victim in this case with some much-needed closure.
“I’d like to thank them for their support during our investigation and hope this result allows them to move forward with their life without living in fear of this man.
“Kennedy was a serving police officer when he committed this crime and as someone in a position of trust he should have been setting an example to others through his behaviour. Instead he chose to commit this calculated and highly-distressing crime.
“I hope this case demonstrates how seriously Northamptonshire Police take reports of this nature and that it doesn’t matter who you are – we will work tirelessly to bring you to justice.
“Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to secure this result and the Metropolitan Police for their support and assistance with our investigation.”
The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed of this case and a misconduct hearing will take place at the earliest opportunity.