A firearms officer in London has been removed from his unit after posting naked photographs of himself on the internet.
Pc Malcolm Thomas used the name “funboybobby” to display the pictures on an adult dating site.
The 40-year-old even took photos of himself inside his Metropolitan Police HQ in south London and emailed them to a woman he met on the website.
He also sent a picture of himself posing in his uniform and body armour with his police issue Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
In some photographs the CO19 officer appeared aroused while in another he showed off a tattoo above his bare bottom.
Thomas also boasted about police operations. He used his personal email address to talk about being at the scene when marksmen shot dead lawyer Mark Saunders, 32, last year after he fired a shotgun from his Chelsea flat.
In his online profile, Thomas calls himself “very adventurous” and “very dominant”.
During one chat with a woman called Christina he admitted having sex with a former lover while on duty.
A Met spokeswoman said Thomas had been axed from the CO19 firearms unit immediately after the evidence against him came to light.
She said: “We expect firearms officers to display the highest standards of skill, professionalism and judgement on a daily basis. This case highlights serious concern about the officer’s judgement.”
One source close to CO19 said officers could not lay themselves open to blackmail: “Armed officers keep surveillance on terrorists and serious criminal suspects. It is not appropriate that their most personal details should be open for anyone to view.”