‘Brazen’ ex-Met Police officer jailed for rapes

June 20, 2023


An ex-Metropolitan Police officer has been found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl and a fellow police officer.https://www.met.police.uk

“Brazen and calculated” Adam Provan, 44, of Newmarket, Suffolk, was convicted of six counts of raping the woman between 2003 and 2005.

Provan was also convicted of two counts of raping the teenager following a retrial.

The judge at Wood Green Crown Court heard he met her on a blind date after lying about his age in 2010.

The offences happened while he was in the Met’s East Area Command Unit.

The Met fired Provan in March 2019.

Park rape

He raped the girl in Central Park, Harold Hill, Romford, after meeting her through a friend in 2010. The officer claimed to be 22.

Provan was convicted in November 2018 of the 2010 matters and jailed for nine years. He was dismissed from the MPS in March 2019.

He appealed his conviction and were quashed in February 2022. A retrial began at Wood Green Crown Court for these matters on May 2, plus six new counts of rape, and concluded with guilty verdicts on Monday (June 19).

Met Detective Sergeant Victoria James said: “These are truly dreadful offences. Provan abused his position to win the trust of both these women.

Brazen and calculated

“I hardly need to say Provan’s behaviour fell grossly short of what we expect from our police officers.

“The 2010 assault was brazen and calculated, with clear indication he had planned it beforehand. The second victim suffered a campaign of controlling and abusive behaviour and sexual violence. I commend the incredible courage of both women in helping us bring Provan to justice.

“The Commissioner has been extremely clear there is no place in the Met for anyone who does not uphold the highest standards and where there is criminality we will absolutely investigate and bring before the courts.”


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