A top police bodyguard to a senior Royal Family member has been arrested on suspicion of rape and stalking.
The personal protection officer was held over the allegations after police were called to a woman’s home.
The Met Police officer, who is reportedly highly respected, was later released on bail pending further inquiries.
The officer, held on August 22, has been temporarily removed from his job protecting the senior member of the Royal Family.
He has also been placed on restricted office duties pending the outcome of the probe into the “serious” allegations made by the complainant.
It is reported the police bodyguard, who has been protecting the senior royal for a number of years, vehemently denies the claims made against him.
A royal source told The Sun: “The member of the Royal Family was shocked to hear about this protection officer’s arrest.
“The officer is a model of professionalism and has shown the utmost integrity in his duties.”
The Met Police said in a statement: “We can confirm a serving officer has been arrested on suspicion of rape and stalking involving serious alarm or distress.”
The force stressed the allegations have no connection with the officer’s work in the Royalty and Specialist Protection Command.