Senior Met Police officer sacked over conviction for possessing child abuse clip – The Sun

A SENIOR police officer who championed Grenfell Tower families has been sacked over her conviction for possessing child abuse images.

Supt Robyn Williams, 54, was fired for gross misconduct by a Met Police disciplinary board.

Robyn Williams was sent a video on WhatsApp by her teaching assistant sister, who wanted to highlight the vile clip.

Williams, 54, did not report it and an Old Bailey judge cast doubt on her claim in court that she didn’t see the images, saying it was "fanciful."

Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball, said “racial bias” played no part in her decision.

She added: “Superintendent Williams was criticised by the judge about her judgement and her truthfulness."

“Williams was in a position of responsibility both on and off duty and her failure to act was very grave.”

“This could have led to further harm to that child in the video.”

Williams spent 34 years in the force after joining Nottinghamshire Constabulary at 18.

She later transferred to London and went on to become the “face of the Met,” fronting for cameras at Notting Hill Carnival and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Williams won admiration and applause for her work with victims of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire.

Her prosecution led to renewed accusations against the Met of “institutional racism” being made by the Black Police Officers’ Association.

Williams' supporters were angered that she was the only one to be investigated out of 17 people originally sent the WhatsApp message by her sister.

Williams was acquitted by a jury of corruptly abusing her position at her Old Bailey trial last November, where she was supported by Grenfell families.

She was spared jail by Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks, and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service.

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