`A serving police officer has been dismissed without notice after she failed to use appropriate force when arresting a man in a car park.

PC Mandeep Dharni was attached to the Met’s North West Command Unit, which covers Barnet, Brent and Harrow, when the incident took place on September 3, 2021.

It was alleged that PC Dharni failed to use appropriate force and failed to act with authority, respect and courtesy when restraining a man in a car park in Barnet.

The suspect was later charged with criminal damage and public order offences.

After a video of the incident was shared on social media, PC Dharni was placed on restricted duties.

A misconduct hearing held on Thursday (September 7) found that the officer had breached standards of professional behaviour and she was dismissed without notice.

Chief Superintendent Dan Knowles, who is in charge of policing in north-west London, said: "All our officers know they will be held to account for any use of force while on duty.

"On this occasion, PC Dharni went beyond what was acceptable or reasonable in the situation, especially as there were a number of other officers there helping to detain the suspect."