A Metropolitan Police detective caught with crystal meth and a pipe has been dismissed without notice.

Dino Atkins Tyler, a detective constable attached to the south east basic command unit, had his home raided on September 30 last year where a white substance and a burnt pipe was found.

Atkins Tyler was subsequently arrested for possession of a Class A drug. 

Forensic analysis later revealed that the white substance was crystal meth and Atkins Tyler pleaded guilty to possession of a class A drug on February 6.

He was subsequently sentenced to a conditional discharge for three months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £116.

Atkins Taylor will now be added to the Barred List held by the College of Policing, which means that he cannot be employed by police, local policing bodies (PCCs), the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry responsible for policing in South East Area said: “As police officers we are all well aware of the devastating consequences drugs can have on individuals and communities.

“The fact that Atkins Tyler was in possession of this kind of drug is incredibly shocking.

“It is quite clear that he should have known better and as an organisation we have no tolerance for this kind of behaviour.”