Metropolitan Police Refers Itself to Watchdog Over Handling of Stalking Allegation in Amie Gray Murder Case

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Metropolitan Police Refers Itself to Watchdog Over Handling of Stalking Allegation in Amie Gray Murder Case

The Metropolitan Police has taken the unusual step of referring itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) following contact between officers and a 20-year-old man accused of the murder of Amie Gray on Bournemouth seafront. Nasen Saadi, from Croydon, has been charged with the murder of the 34-year-old victim at Durley Chine Beach, West Undercliff Promenade, on May 24. He also faces an attempted murder charge in connection with Leanne Miles at the same location.

The IOPC confirmed that it received the referral from the Met Police regarding its handling of an allegation of stalking. The incident has raised concerns about the police’s response to the stalking complaint made in February.

A spokesperson for the Met Police stated, “On Monday 3 June, we received a complaint from a third party related to the handling of a stalking allegation made earlier this year. In accordance with our procedures, we made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct on 7 June. The IOPC has now referred the matter back to us for local investigation.”

The IOPC spokesperson emphasised the need for an independent review, saying, “After careful consideration, we have determined that an investigation is required. The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards will conduct the inquiry. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the outcome, they have the right to seek a review by the IOPC, ensuring independent oversight.”

Additionally, the Met Police has been reminded that if any conduct issues or indications of criminal offences arise during their investigation, they must promptly refer the matter to the IOPC.

Amie Gray’s tragic death has brought attention to the handling of stalking cases by law enforcement agencies, and the IOPC’s involvement underscores the importance of transparency and accountability in such matters.

The trial of Nasen Saadi is scheduled for 25 November at Winchester Crown Court. The IOPC’s investigation will play a crucial role in ensuring public confidence in the police’s actions during this high-profile case.

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