Police officer fighting for his job despite being cleared of rape in court

Kyle Blood, 38, pictured leaving a Metropolitan Misconduct Hearing in Fulham yesterday, was previously cleared of sexually assaulting a woman by a jury

Kyle Blood, 38, pictured leaving a Metropolitan Misconduct Hearing in Fulham yesterday, was previously cleared of sexually assaulting a woman by a jury

A police officer fighting for his job despite being cleared of rape and sexual assault in court, 'did not care one way or the other about consent', a disciplinary hearing was told today.

Pol Sgt Kyle Blood, was cleared of sexually assaulting a woman by a jury but a judge publicly cast doubt over his fitness to wear the uniform.

The 38-year-old but is now facing a Metropolitan Police disciplinary hearing over his actions. 

Blood was making his way home from a night out in Soho, central London, where he had been drinking cocktails and downing shots of Sambuca in the early hours of June 17, 2016.

Both he and the woman boarded a Thameslink train at Kings Cross Station shortly after 11:20pm and he performed a sex act on her between St Albans and Harpenden, it was said.

Stephen Morley, for the Met Police, said: 'Sergeant Blood admitted breaching the standards. The only really issue is consent.

'Although consent is a big issue the appropriate authority takes the view that it makes no difference because we will be asking you to dismiss the sergeant.

'The evidence suggests that he really did not care one way or the other about consent.

'This is not a naïve young man out on the town. He was 36-year-old man.. He is an experienced police officer and an experienced police sergeant.

'He knows about vulnerable people, he deals with them all day in work. He knows about consent. He did not make a mistake, he knew what he was doing.

'He ran away. Sergeant Blood ran from that train. We saw the evidence of the CCTV footage of him withdrawing down the platform and then jogging down the platform. When he was asked about that in his evidence, he said he needed the toilet.'

In cross examination Blood said he would run when he was out on a night out, describing it as one of

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