Met Police officer paid sex worker £140 for ‘services’ then snatched the cash back when they’d finished and hit her in face

A Met Police officer visited a sex worker to use her ‘services’, hit her in the face and then fled her home during an excursion that breached lockdown rules. Former PC Hassan Mahmood went to a sex worker’s home on January 12, 2021 while Covid restrictions were in place.

The former officer, who was serving at the time, agreed to pay Ms A £140 for “sexual relations” then, after they had finished he snatched the money back and attempted to leave. Ms A tried to take the money back and there was a struggle, during which Mahmood hit her in the face.

He left just £40 behind. During a misconduct hearing on December 20, the panel heard how Mr Mahmood was in breach of the then Covid restrictions and the chair said he would have been dismissed if he were still a serving officer.

The misconduct outcome summary states: “The former PC (FPC) attended the home address of Ms A, a sex worker, for the purpose of engaging in sexual relations with her, including an extra service on January 12, 2021. They agreed the price of £140 for the services, and the FPC placed that amount in cash on a table.

“When the sexual activity concluded, the officer snatched the money that he had placed on the table and tried to leave the premises. There was then a struggle in which Ms A tried to recover the money from the FPC. The FPC lashed out with his hand towards Ms A and/or hit Ms A in the face. The FPC left the premises after leaving just £40 of the £140 that had been agreed.”

He would have been dismissed if he had still been a serving police officer and he will be placed on the barred list. This comes after the Met Police has launched a hotline to root out “appalling behaviour” by the officers undermining its integrity.

Members of the public can report abuses of power and trust by the force as the Met seeks to rebuild its reputation in the city. The Metropolitan Police Service Anti-Corruption and Abuse Hotline is anonymous for callers unless they want to leave their details and be kept informed.

Commander James Harman, head of the anti-corruption and abuse command, said: “It is so important that the good majority at the Met can trust their colleagues, and that the public know there are clear systems in place where appalling behaviours will be challenged and addressed robustly.

“We are therefore taking this exceptional step to identify and remove anyone who corrupts our integrity from the Met. We want to reassure the heroic majority within the Met to know that corrupt colleagues will be rooted out, but also for the public to see how seriously we take abuses of power and how determined we are to rebuild trust and confidence in the Met.”


  1. I am not in a position to adjudge the credibility of the cop but I certainly know what level of credibility should be afforded a prostitute.
    In any case traditionally the cop being the accused should not need proove his innocence it is for the accusing party to proove guilt and, as stated already, the female concerned should in a sane society, suffer issues of credibility on account of her choosing a career not famed for its moral probity.
    I am so sorry the poor cop lost his job.

  2. Not sure how much “evidence” there was here but I would ascribe zero credibility to the word of a proven prostitute.

    • So, just because a female chooses one of the oldest trades known in history, you automatically deem her as non-credible? And by your own inference, you automatically put the credibility of the cop (who was using her services), above her credibility just because of her career. You may or may not condone her career (like I don’t condone abattoir workers or butchers), but to discriminate against her is typical. For your information, I know a girl who was forced into prostitution and while not working, was raped. Would you say she was less credible?

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