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Kennington policeman convicted

North Lambeth police officer John Nicholson was this week found guilty of a public order offence relating to an incident on a train in February 2004.

On Thursday at Bow Street Magistrates Court PC Nicholson – who is based at Kennington Police Station – was found guilty of an offence under Section 4A of Public Order Act 1986 (threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress).

PC Nicholson has been bailed until 20 January for sentencing.

The charge relates to an incident which took place when Nicholson was off duty and travelling home on a train from London on 8 February 2004.

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