A woman was arrested at Notting Hill Carnival after slapping a Peckham police officer’s bum.
Inspector Owen Pyle, from Peckham police, took to twitter to share his outrage that the woman thought it was acceptable to ‘sexually assault’ him on the job.
While dealing with an incident at Carnival yesterday a woman thought it'd be funny to slap my bum. She soon regretted it when I arrested her. ? I don't come to work to be sexually assaulted while doing my job. That kind of behaviour is unacceptable.
— Inspector Owen Pyle (@OwenPyleInsp) August 28, 2018
His tweet quickly went viral and has now been shared nearly 500 times and liked by more than two thousand people.
But not everyone was supportive – with some commentators saying he over-reacted, while others praised him for taking a stand against harassment and double standards.
I am glad there was an arrest, if this happened to a female officer it seems to make tabloid news, but when it happens to a male they should accept it. But you shouldn't. Good on you for the arrest, hopefully it will set an example. #askmebeforeyouslapmyarse
— Liz? (@bettyflorence23) August 30, 2018