A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with assaulting a 14-year-old child.
PC Paul Bewsey is due to appear in court over the incident which took place during a fight on a street in Essex.
The altercation happened while the officer, who is attached to the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command, was off-duty.
He is now on restricted duties, the Metropolitan Police said.
PC Paul Bewsey, who is attached to the, was charged by postal requisition last month, the force said.
This followed an investigation by Essex Police.
PC Bewsey will appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 24 November.
His charge relates to an altercation which took place on 21 April in Brentwood, which saw a 14-year-old child assaulted.
The fight took place on Hanging Hill Lane.
PC Bewsey is on restricted duties.
The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed.