More than half of the 685 Met police officers convicted of criminal offences in the past 10 years still work for the force, figures reveal today.

The majority of the convictions are for relatively minor traffic offences but others include crimes of violence, sexual assault and theft.

A total of 685 officers have been convicted since 2005, including 72 who were guilty of violence against other people, 27 of theft and 26 for sexual offences.

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