Cop had 6-yr fling with murder suspect
A police worker hid a six-year relationship with a murder suspect from her bosses, a tribunal has heard.
Witness liaison officer Nicole Martin, 30, also visited Gustavus Senyah, 32, in jail eight times despite him having 11 convictions for 17 offences.
Senior officers suspected Martin — who had access to “information considered valuable by those involved in crime” — only joined the police to further criminals’ interests, it was said.
She fell under suspicion when her number was found on Senyah’s mobile after a gangland killing in 2007, the Central London employment tribunal was told.
Cops from the Met’s Operation Trident squad found Martin had received a call from Senyah hours after the murder.
When a detective asked her about this, she is said to have admitted being in a relationship with Senyah. He was never charged over the shooting.But Miss Martin denied she confirmed any relationship. She did admit being friends and visiting him in jail.
Martin quit the Met last year while she was being probed for misconduct. The cop, of Leytonstone, East London, is claiming unfair dismissal, racial and sexual discrimination. The hearing continues.