A Special Constable currently serving with the Metropolitan Police has been charged with rape after an incident near Newport, Shropshire.

Paul Hoile, 40, has been charged with anal rape, two counts of oral rape and an offence under section four of the Sexual Offences Act.

He is due to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 9 July.

The charges relate to an incident on Sheriffhales Drive, Lilleshall, on Tuesday 5 July.

He was arrested in Benfleet, Essex around 10.30pm on Wednesday 6 July and transferred to Telford custody.

SC Hoile is based in the Metropolitan Policeā€™s North West Command Unit.

The Metā€™s Directorate of Professional Standards has been made aware and SC Hoile has been suspended from duty.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct by West Mercia Police and the Metropolitan Police.

Officers are satisfied there is no risk to the public but visible patrols have been increased across Lilleshall and Newport.

Anyone with any concerns about a sexual offence, either recently or in the past, is urged to get in touch.

Please call 999 or visit https://www.westmercia.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/.

You can also contact the West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre for confidential support from specially-trained staff.

Visit https://www.wmrsasc.org.uk/ or call 03456 461188.