A Met Police PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) has been arrested after a video went viral appearing to show him performing sex acts in broad daylight at a public park bench in London.

The video clip was put on Twitter on Mar. 30 and has reportedly been viewed 26,000 times since. The erring police community support officer is now under the custody of the Met’s Road and Transport Policing Command.

The 33-second clip shows the officer, identified as Kevin Phillips, sitting on a bench in a tree-filled park with his cap off and placed beside him. He could be seen checking his surroundings and then appeared to watch something on his mobile phone and then using his hands to touch his private part.

The person who was secretly filming him would, later on, confront the PCSO and then take a photo of his badge number. After the confrontation, the officer fled the scene without saying anything to the person filming him.

Phillips was later charged with outraging public decency after he was tracked down thanks to the aid of the snapped badge number.

"On Thursday, 31 March a man was arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency - he remains in custody,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson stated. "The arrest follows a video which was circulated online which came to the attention of police. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."

The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards is leading the investigation and a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

"I am absolutely horrified and saddened by incidents such as this, as are all decent officers and staff. They are contrary to everything we stand for,” Commander Kyle Gordon said.

"I would like to reassure everyone that we are working as fast as we possibly can to identify the full circumstances of what took place,” he added.

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